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Definition of Slug


  1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard.
  2. A hindrance; an obstruction.
  3. Any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several related genera, in which the shell is either small and concealed in the mantle, or altogether wanting. They are closely allied to the land snails.
  4. Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug.
  5. A ship that sails slowly.
  6. An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun.
  7. A thick strip of metal less than type high, and as long as the width of a column or a page, -- used in spacing out pages and to separate display lines, etc.
  8. To move slowly; to lie idle.
  9. To make sluggish.
  10. To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.
  11. To strike heavily.
  12. To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; -- said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm.

Slug Quotations

So I just came out here to Los Angeles with a bunch of buddies I had gone to film school with. You know, for better or worse, we just tried to slug it out here.
Danny McBride

A slug is always on its own. It's a lonely insect.
Karl Pilkington

My life is fair game for anybody. I spent an unhappy, penniless childhood in Brooklyn. I had to slug my way up in a town called Hollywood where people love to trample you to death. I don't relax because I don't know how. I don't want to know how. Life is too short to relax.
Susan Hayward

One minute you're a slug and the next minute you're a hero, so you don't know what to think.
Ed Belfour

There was a point in the '80s when I looked out at my audience and I saw people that - were I not on the stage - they'd sooner slug me as they walked by me on the sidewalk. And I realized that I was way beyond the choir.
Michael Stipe
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Slug Translations

slug in Dutch is slak, naaktslak
slug in Finnish is etana
slug in French is zigoto, limace, battement, espacement
slug in Italian is picchiare, lumaca
slug in Portuguese is lesma
slug in Spanish is batido, babosa
slug in Swedish is snigel, metallklump, stor klunk
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