Meaning of SLUG in English

SLUG

1. n.1 a small shell-less mollusc of the class Gastropoda often destructive to plants.

2 a a bullet esp. of irregular shape. b a missile for an airgun.

3 Printing a a metal bar used in spacing. b a line of type in Linotype printing.

4 esp. US a tot of liquor.

5 a unit of mass, given an acceleration of 1 foot per second per second by a force of 1 lb.

6 a roundish lump of metal.

Etymology: ME slugg(e) sluggard, prob. f. Scand. 2. v. & n. US

--v.tr. (slugged, slugging) strike with a hard blow.

--n. a hard blow.

Phrases and idioms:

slug it out

1. fight it out.

2 endure; stick it out.

Derivatives:

slugger n.

Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.