slug

  1. a projectile that is fired from a gun
  2. an idle slothful person
  3. any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

Slug

Slug is a common name for an apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word `slug` is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small internal shell (this is in contrast to the common name snail, which applies to gastropods that have a coiled shel.....
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slug

(from the article `Linotype`) The slugs produced by the machine are rectangular solids of type metal (an alloy of lead, antimony, and tin) as long as the line or column measure ... Finally, in the 1880s in the United States, German-born Ottmar Mergenthaler invented the Linotype, a typecasting compositor that cast a solid ... The Ludl...
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slug

(from the article `mass`) ...Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France. In countries that continue to favour the English system of measurement over the International ... ...System (SI), m is expressed in kilograms and r in metres, with I (moment of inertia) having the dimension kilogram-metre square. In the U.S. ... [2 ...
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slug

[n] - any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell 2. [v] - strike heavily, esp. with the fist or a bat
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Slug

• (n.) 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. • (v. t.) To strike heavily. • (n.) A ship that sails slowly. • (n.) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several rela...
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slug

noun any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
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slug

(zoology) Soft-bodied land-living gastropod (type of mollusc) related to the snails, but without a shell, or with a much reduced shell. All slugs have a protective coat of slime and a distinctive head with protruding tentacles. The eyes are at the end of the tentacles, which are also u...
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Slug

[mass] One slug has a mass of {val|32.174049|u=lbm} or {val|14.593903|u=kg} based on standard gravity, the international foot, and the avoirdupois pound. At the surface of the Earth, an object with a mass of 1 slug exerts a force of approximately {val|32.2|u=lbf} or {val|143|u=N}. == History == The slug is part of a subset of units known as...
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Slug

[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Sleeping bag (RN)
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Slug

[projectile] A slug is a term used for a solid ballistic projectile. It is `solid` in the sense of being composed of one piece; the shape can vary widely, including partially hollowed shapes. The term is occasionally applied to bullets (just the projectile, never the cartridge as a whole), but is most commonly applied to shotgun projectiles...
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Slug

[publishing] In newspaper editing, a slug is a short name given to an article that is in production. The story is labeled with its slug as it makes its way from the reporter through the editorial process. The AP Stylebook prescribes its use by wire reporters (in a `keyword slugline`) as follows: `The keyword or slug (sometimes more than one...
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Slug

[typesetting] In typesetting, a slug is a piece of lead or other type metal, in any of several specific word senses. In one sense, a slug is a piece of spacing material used to space paragraphs. In the era of commercial typesetting in metal type, they were usually manufactured in strips of 6-point lead. In another sense, a slug is one line ...
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Slug

Slug intransitive verb To move slowly; to lie idle. [ Obsolete] « To slug in sloth and sensual delight.» Spenser.
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Slug

Slug noun [ Middle English slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; confer LG. slukk low- spirited, sad, English slack , slouch , Dutch slak , slek , a snail.] 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. Shak. 2. A hindrance...
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Slug

Slug transitive verb To make sluggish. [ Obsolete] Milton.
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slug

1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. ... 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. ... 3. <zoology> 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....
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Slug

A $50 dollar gold piece, also, a lump of metal before it is made into a coin.
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Slug

A brief heading
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slug

A key word or phrase that identifies a news story while it is being prepared.
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Slug

A key word which sums up the news story. It saves the journalists writing out the headline over and over again. It's a bit like writing your initials instead of your full name. It's used in the running order to identify the story. Once a slug has been decided, everyone should stick to that name to avoid confusion.
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Slug

A line of type set in metal on a Linotype machine. Also the one-word working title of an article as it moves through production. SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) is a familiar slug for an article about a Supreme Court decision. (courtesy of John E McIntyre)
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Slug

A locomotive that contains traction motors yet lacks the diesel engine to create its own power, which is instead supplied by a connected 'mother' locomotive.
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Slug

A rather unattractive sounding name for Filler.
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Slug

A strip of blank leader or image-bearing film used as leader. (Film Editing)
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