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Definition of SLASH

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Slash \Slash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slashing}.] [OE. slaschen, of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esclachier to break, esclechier, esclichier, to break, and E. slate, slice, slit, v. t.]
     1. To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits. [1913 Webster]

     2. To lash; to ply the whip to. [R.] --King.
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     3. To crack or snap, as a whip. [R.] --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Slash \Slash\, v. i.
     To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly. [1913 Webster]

           Hewing and slashing at their idle shades. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Slash \Slash\, n.
     1. A long cut; a cut made at random.
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     2. A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings. [1913 Webster]

     3. [Cf. {Slashy}.] pl. Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

     4. A opening or gap in a forest made by wind, fire, or other destructive agency.

              We passed over the shoulder of a ridge and around the edge of a fire slash, and then we had the mountain fairly before us.            --Henry Van Dyke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


      Common name for the slant (?/?, ASCII 0101111) character. See {ASCII} for other synonyms.

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

260 Moby Thesaurus words for "slash":
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