Meaning of SLAG in English

SLAG

slag 1

— slagable , adj. — slagability , n. — slagless , adj. — slaglessness , n.

/slag/ , n. , v. , slagged, slagging .

n.

1. Also called cinder . the more or less completely fused and vitrified matter separated during the reduction of a metal from its ore.

2. the scoria from a volcano.

3. waste left over after the re-sorting of coal.

v.t.

4. to convert into slag.

5. Metall. to remove slag from (a steel bath).

v.i.

6. to form slag; become a slaglike mass.

[ 1545-55; slagge; c. G Schlacke dross, slag; see SLACK 2 ]

slag 2

/slag/ , n.

Brit. Slang. an abusive woman.

[ 1780-90; orig. an argot word for a worthless person or a thug; perh. identical with SLAG 1 ]

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