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Meaning of SLASH

Pronunciation:  slash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
  2. [n]  a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  3. [n]  an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
  4. [n]  a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
  5. [v]  cut drastically; "Prices were slashed"
  6. [v]  cut open; "she slashed her wrists"
  7. [v]  cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
  8. [v]  beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
  9. [v]  move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

SLASH is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: convulse, cut, cut down, diagonal, flog, gash, gash, gash, jactitate, lash, lather, separatrix, slice, solidus, strap, stroke, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss, trounce, virgule, welt, whip
 See Also: agitate, beat, beat up, birch, bring down, cat, cowhide, cut, cut, cut, cut back, cut down, cutting, dry land, earth, flagellate, ground, horsewhip, land, lesion, punctuation, punctuation mark, reduce, scourge, shake, solid ground, switch, terra firma, trim, trim back, trim down, whip, work over, wound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slash\, n.
    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
  2. \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
    2. To lash; to ply the whip to. [R.] --King.
    3. To crack or snap, as a whip. [R.] --Dr. H. More.
  3. \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.
          Hewing and slashing at their idle shades. --Spenser.
  4. \Slash\, n.
    1. A long cut; a cut made at random.
    2. A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show
       the lining through the openings.
    3. [Cf. {Slashy}.] pl. Swampy or wet lands overgrown with
       bushes. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.
Computing Dictionary

oblique stroke

Biology Dictionary
  1. Woody residue left on the ground after trees are felled, or accumulated there as a result of a storm, fire or silvicultural treatment.
  2. Limbs, branches, and other small debris left over after the trunk of a tree has been removed from a site.