Definition of slugfest in English:

slugfest

Syllabification: slug·fest
Pronunciation: /ˈsləgˌfest
 
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noun

North American informal
  • A tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball.
    More example sentences
    • Covering these slugfests blends sports reporting and instant history.
    • This is basically an even matchup, a toe-to-toe slugfest of a heavyweight championship battle in the making.
    • Both were settling into the fight, which was establishing itself as a boxing match and not a slugfest at all.

Origin

early 20th century: from slug2 + -fest.

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