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SLUG, noun [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, verb intransitive To move slowly; to lie idle.

SLUG, verb transitive To make sluggish.