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Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

An f.p.s. unit of mass equal to the mass that will acquire an acceleration of 1 ft sec−2 when acted on by a force of one pound-force.

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slug

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 60 words.

sluggard XV; †slow-sailing vessel XVI; slow-moving shell-less land-snail XVIII. Based on a stem slug-, repr. also by slug vb.

slug

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 48 words.

bug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug,

slug

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 48 words.

bug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug,

slug

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 94 words.

n. & v. (To make) a heavy charge or demand [? analogous to sock, sting] 1941 Baker 68: Slug

slug

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 32 words.

A zinc finger transcription factor (SNAI-2, 268 aa), related to *snail, that regulates the development of neural crest-derived cells. Mutations in slug cause piebaldism and ...

slug

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 123 words.

[LME]

In medieval times a slug was a slow-moving lazy person, and over time the word came to describe any

slug

Overview page.

Mostly terrestrial gastropod mollusc, identified by the lack of shell and uncoiled viscera. It secretes a protective slime, used to aid movement. Length: to 20cm (8in). Class Gastropoda;...

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slug

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A zinc finger transcription factor (SNAI-2, 268 aa), related to snail, that regulates the development of neural crest-derived cells. Mutations in slug cause piebaldism and Waardenburg's...

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slug

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 91 words.

1. A moving bullet-shaped gas pocket formed in multiphase fluid flow. In a vertical pipe or tube the slug is axially symmetrical and occupies most of the cross-sectional area...

slug n

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

slɤɡ

sp slug2

metric slug

Donald Fenna.

in A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 9 words.

[slug]

engineering. Metric See engineering mass unit.

slug verb

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 36 words.

to slug it out to fight it out; to stick it out. 1943–. Detroit Free Press They'll slug it

sea slug

in Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 98 words.

A marine invertebrate animal that has some resemblance to a terrestrial slug, although many are brightly coloured with external gills

slug v.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1463 words.

1 to criticize harshly.

1892 H. Nisbet Bushranger's Sweetheart 118: We are […] going in for the slugging of books

slug catcher

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 94 words.

A vessel located at the end of a pipeline used to entrap and separate slugs of gas entrained with flowing liquid. It is used at the end of risers from oil and gas reservoirs in which...

slug n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1706 words.

1 as a projectile.

(a) a bullet.

c.1698 B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Slug a piece of lead fired

slug v.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 163 words.

to drink.

1856 Porter's Spirit of the Times (NY) 6 Sept. 7/1: Let's slug-up and prepare for business [DA]. 1939

slugging n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 210 words.

1 (US) a beating, fatal or otherwise.

1862 C.C. Robinson Dial. Leeds 413: Gi'e him a good slugging

slug flow

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 131 words.

A type of intermittent multiphase fluid flow regime that is characterized by pockets of gas in the form of high-velocity gas bubbles. In vertical flow, the gas is in the form of axially...

slug v. (US campus)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 18 words.

to sleep.

1986 Eble Campus Sl. Oct. 5: slug – lie in bed, sleep.