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slug1 British & World English

A tough-skinned terrestrial mollusc which typically lacks a shell and secretes a film of mucus for protection. It can be a serious plant pest

slug2 British & World English

Strike (someone) with a hard blow

sea slug British & World English

A shell-less marine mollusc which is typically brightly coloured, with external gills and a number of appendages on the upper surface

slug pellet British & World English

A pellet containing a substance poisonous to slugs, placed among growing plants to prevent them being damaged

slugfest British & World English

A tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball