Definition of slugger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslʌgə(r)/
Pronunciation: /ˈsləɡər/


1A person who throws hard punches: with one smashing left hook, the slugger punched his way to a world light-heavyweight title
More example sentences
  • He is a big puncher, but he was never a slugger—until his later days.
  • He was a slugger like Marciano and took too many punches.
  • From this point, he lost the power to punish his opponent and switched from slugger to boxer.
1.1 Baseball A player who consistently hits for power: his best pitch is his curve, which many sluggers swing at too early
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  • We're going to tell you how you can own a piece of the baseball slugger's legacy.
  • Members of Congress are calling on some of baseball's biggest sluggers over the use of steroids.
  • On the day of the funeral, she was reportedly going to remarry legendary Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio.

Words that rhyme with slugger

hugger, lugger, mugger, plugger, rugger, Srinagar, tugger

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Syllabification: slug·ger

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