SLUG, n. [allied to slack, sluggard.]1. A drone; a slow, heavy, lazy fellow.2. A hinderance; obstruction.3. A kind of snail, very destructive to plants, of the genus Limax. It is without a shell.4. A cylindrical or oval piece of metal, used for the charge of a gun.
SLUG, v.i. To move slowly; to lie idle.
SLUG, v.t. To make sluggish.
SLUG, n. [allied to slack, sluggard; W. llag; D. slak, slek, a snail.]
- A drone; a slow, heavy, lazy fellow. – Shak.
- A hinderance; obstruction. – Bacon.
- A kind of snail, very destructive to plants, of the genus Limax. It is without a shell.
- [Qu. Sax. sloca, a mouthful; D. slok, a swallow; or Sax. slecg, a sledge.]
A cylindrical or oval piece of metal, used for the charge of a gun. – Pope.
To move slowly; to lie idle. [Obs.] – Spenser.
To make sluggish. [Obs.] – Milton.
- A drone; a slow, lazy
fellow; a sluggard.
- To move slowly; to lie
- To make sluggish.
- To load with a slug or
slugs] as, to slug a gun.
- 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.
- A hindrance; an obstruction.
- To strike heavily.
- 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.
- Any smooth, soft larva
of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear
slug; rose slug.
- A ship that sails slowly.
- An irregularly
shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun.
- 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,