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1. One that slugs, as a fighter who delivers hard swinging punches.
2. Baseball A batter who hits many extra-base hits.


(Individual Sports, other than specified) (esp in boxing, baseball, etc) a person who strikes hard


(ˈslʌg ər)

1. a boxer noted for delivering hard punches.
2. (in baseball) a strong hitter.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slugger - (baseball) a ballplayer who is battingslugger - (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
bunter - a batter who bunts
designated hitter - a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher
pinch hitter - (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
switch-hitter - a baseball player who can bat either right or left handed
whiffer - a batter who strikes out by swinging at and missing the third strike
2.slugger - a boxer noted for an ability to deliver hard punches
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport


n (inf)Schläger(in) m(f) (inf); (Baseball) → Schmetterer m
References in classic literature ?
He was described as a bully, a hoodlum, a rough-neck, a professional slugger whose presence in the ranks was a disgrace to organized labor.
I always knew he was no good, a jailbird, a hoodlum, a slugger.
It was the same with the gambling-house keeper and the poolroom man, and the same with any other man or woman who had a means of getting "graft," and was willing to pay over a share of it: the green-goods man and the highwayman, the pickpocket and the sneak thief, and the receiver of stolen goods, the seller of adulterated milk, of stale fruit and diseased meat, the proprietor of unsanitary tenements, the fake doctor and the usurer, the beggar and the "pushcart man," the prize fighter and the professional slugger, the race-track "tout," the procurer, the white-slave agent, and the expert seducer of young girls.
Incidentally, had Cacdac made weight that would have made the fight a title fight for the vacant Flyweight title, thus making the slugger a two-weight world champion -- sadly that wasn't to be.
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