Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Slug (?), n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low-spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.]
1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard.
2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.]
3. (Zoöl.) 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. (Zoöl.) 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. [Obs.]
His rendezvous for his fleet, and for all slugs to come to, should be between Calais and Dover.
6. [Perhaps a different word.] An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun.<-- also, a colloq. term for bullet. -->
7. (Print.) 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.
Sea slug. (Zoöl.) (a) Any nudibranch mollusk. (b) A holothurian. -- Slug caterpillar. Same as Slugworm.
Slug, v. i. To move slowly; to lie idle. [Obs.]
To slug in sloth and sensual delight.
Slug, v. t. To make sluggish. [Obs.]
Slug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slugged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Slugging (?).]
1. To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.
2. To strike heavily. [Cant or Slang]
Slug, v. i. 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.
result(s) from the 1828
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.