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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. My heart sunk into my boots when I heard you was runnin' with a prizefighter.
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.
Except for Japan, the Filipina sluggers previously beat all of the same opponents they are facing here, including a 17-0 rout of their Hong Kong rivals, before absorbing a 0-7 beating at the hands of the powerhouse Japanese in the finals.
You indicate that sluggers Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig of the Yankees, totaled 846 home mns as teammates.
Today, the Hillerich & Bradsby company produces 1.8 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.
Caption: THE WOOD: Some 40,000 trees from New York and Pennsylvania--52% maple, 48% northern white ash-go to the mill each year to make Louisville Sluggers.
Figueroa, a 38-year-old right-hander for the Arizona Diamondbacks, silenced a US lineup of Major League Baseball's best sluggers to secure Puerto Rico's first berth in the final four of the global baseball showdown.
Louisville Sluggers are made of two kinds of wood: white ash and maple (Louisville Slugger, 2012).
Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays is favored over seven other sluggers to take home the 2012 Home Run Derby title in Kansas City Monday night, with Robinson Cano and Prince Fielder expected to be his main competition.