slugger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slugger (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
    • n slugger a boxer noted for an ability to deliver hard punches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a typical season major league baseball will require 4,800 ash trees worth of Louisville sluggers.
    • n Slugger One who strikes heavy blows; hence, a boxer; a prize fighter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slugger One who hits hard with the fists; a pugilist.
    • n slugger A form of steam- or air-driven rock-drill which delivers powerful strokes of the drill-bar with the least cushioning effect of steam or air in the actuating cylinder.
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Usage

In literature:

It was comforting to think that if it came to a fight Sam and Lane could hold their own with Bo Stranathan and Slugger Blandy.
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
On a line with him were the other machines, including Andy Foger's Slugger.
"Tom Swift and his Sky Racer" by Victor Appleton
We have no sluggers who are not their superiors.
"The Golden Censer" by John McGovern
The head of the flying-fish being rather hard makes it in fact a night slugger to be dreaded.
"Voyage of the Liberdade" by Captain Joshua Slocum
He points down the room to where me and Toledo was settin', and he hollers, 'Go to the ant, you slugger!
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
I'm the celebrated slugger; I'm the Beast.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
You've got to keep your eye open for Slugger or you'll get into trouble sure.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
It was plain, he believed you a desperate slugger, and he wilted immediately.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
They found out that the father of Slogwell Brown, always called Slugger by his comrades, was laying claim to the island.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
But the slugger didn't have a chance to get anything this time.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
His comrades moved up and the bags were full, with none out and the heaviest sluggers of the team coming to the bat.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
The shot fired by the Slugger had gone wide, narrowly missing him.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
The next batter sacrificed, and Ellis, a right-handed slugger, came to bat.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
Then the other kind is the natural slugger, who does not wait for anything, and who could not outguess a pitcher if he did.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
Yet, with this handicap, the noble old slugger held the record for home runs in the Tall Grass League.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
As for the police magistrates, almost to a man they seconded unquestioningly the work of the sluggers.
"The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons" by William Z. Foster
The next afternoon Father brought him a Louisville Slugger bat and Neale was in the seventh heaven.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
Possibly he had gone a round or two with some second rate slugger some time in his life.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
I'd rather have a team of quick thinkers than the heaviest sluggers in the league.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
We now repine, and snort, and sweat, and swear; for Charlie's sluggers are in brine, and Charlie's chin is bare.
"Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]" by Walt Mason
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In news:

The news broke this afternoon that the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal, pending a physical, with talented but troubled slugger Josh Hamilton.
Former Rockies slugger Dante Bichette returns to team as hitting instructor .
Twice, he had righty Jordan Lyles walk lefty Chase Utley intentionally to get to slumping slugger and fellow lefty Ryan Howard.
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is in the hospital because he has an intestinal virus.
Time to Change Expectations for Aging Slugger.
Chicago Cubs slugger Bryan LaHair is the only National League All-Star who is regularly platooned, though that may be changing in the second half.
Authorities detected the presence of steroids in urine samples linked to former Giants slugger Barry Bonds that were gathered during their investigation, according to the New York Times.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The Nationals' Adam LaRoche, who led major league first basemen in home runs with 33, won his first Silver Slugger Award.
The postseason honors continue to accumulate for the Nationals, who had a major league-best three players win Silver Slugger Awards on Thursday.
Frank Franklin II/Associated Press Josh Edgin reacts as Ryan Howard trots around the bases following the slugger's two-run homer in the ninth.
The 9th annual Louisville Slugger Museum auction will be held this weekend.
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun says the truth prevailed.
The Tigers slugger was the candidate of old white men.
Dane Opel of Edwardsville High was one of the more prolific sluggers in Southwestern Conference history.
PLYMOUTH — Sluggers Bullpen at 500 W Jefferson St will begin its new membership period Dec 1 and.
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