slug


slug
   a unit of mass in the English foot-pound-second system. One slug is the mass accelerated at 1 foot per second per second by a force of 1 pound. Since the acceleration of gravity (g) in English units is 32.174 04 feet per second per second, the slug is equal to 32.174 04 pounds (14.593 90 kilograms). The slug was formerly used in calculations in mechanics and engineering, but it has been largely abandoned in favor of metric units.
   The unit was called the "engineer's mass unit" during the late nineteenth century. The British physicist A. M. Worthington first called it a slug in a 1902 textbook. (Probably he had in mind older uses of the word to mean a weight or a projectile. In the 1600's a slug was a roughly shaped lump of metal shot from a primitive cannon.)

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  • slug — slug; slug·fest; slug·gard·ly; slug·gard·ness; slug·gish; slug·gish·ly; slug·gish·ness; slug·horn; slug·wood; slug·abed; slug·gard; slug·ger; slug·ging; …   English syllables

  • slug — slug1 [slug] n. [ME slugge, slow, clumsy person or thing < Scand, as in Swed dial. slogga, to be sluggish < IE base * (s)leu , to hang loosely, lax > SLUDGE] 1. any of a large number of small, gastropod mollusks, esp. the ones resembling …   English World dictionary

  • Slug — Slug, n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.] 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] Bacon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — Slug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slugging}.] 1. To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike heavily. [Cant or Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — Slug, v. i. To move slowly; to lie idle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To slug in sloth and sensual delight. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — steht für: eine Maßeinheit des Angloamerikanischen Maßsystems die NSLU2, ein NAS Gerät von Linksys motorloses Triebfahrzeug deren elektrische Fahrmotoren durch eine andere Lokomotive mit Energie versorgt werden, siehe Slug (Schienenfahrzeug) ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • slug — Ⅰ. slug [1] ► NOUN 1) a tough skinned terrestrial mollusc which lacks a shell and secretes a film of mucus for protection. 2) an amount of alcoholic liquor that is gulped or poured. 3) a bullet. ► VERB (slugged, slugging) …   English terms dictionary

  • Slug — Slug, v. t. To make sluggish. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — Slug, v. i. To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — es la masa a la cual una fuerza de una libra fuerza (lbf) le imprime una aceleración de 1 ft/s². Esta unidad se utiliza para medir la masa, cuando la fuerza se mide en libras fuerza. 1 slug es aproximadamente igual a: ● 14,593902 kilogramos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Slug — Slug. См. Вырубка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов


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