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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language

slug

1 noun
     
slug1 [countable]
1HBA a small creature with a soft body, that moves very slowly and eats garden plants
2 American English informalPMW a bullet:
Perez still has a slug lodged in his left shoulder.
3 informalDFD a small amount of a strong alcoholic drink
slug of
a slug of brandy
4 American English informalD a piece of metal shaped like a coin, used to illegally get a drink, ticket etc from a machine
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