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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.
8 million Louisville Sluggers a year for all 30 MLB teams as well as for minor league teams, colleges, and schools around America.
The hands-on approach is evident in other parts of the exhibit area, where visitors handle bats used by participants in the most recent World Series or pose with life-size models of famous players holding Louisville Sluggers.
Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Lou Gehrig are just some of the baseball legends that have used Louisville Sluggers (Louisville Slugger, 2012).
New York, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, has announced its all-star line-up of partners to support the launch of the all-new Backyard Sports(TM): Sandlot Sluggers video game for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) 2010.
The important thing to know," he writes, "is that, according to the press reports, BALCO was doing it right: They were giving blood tests to [baseball sluggers Barry] Bonds and [Jason] Giambi and the others.
His client, the champion's son, arranges a creative alternative to cash for payment, and Yates is on the case--from visiting country clubs to the incurring the ill will of the Nation of Islam, to face-to-face confrontations with short-tempered sluggers.
More than 60 percent of Major League Base bail players use Louisville Sluggers.
Baseball looked the other way too long, even when sluggers with recently enlarged physiques were pampered by allowing their trainers in the clubhouse.