Definitions for: Slam


[n] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
[n] winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
[v] strike violently
[v] throw violently; "He slammed the book on the table"
[v] close violently; "He slammed the door shut"
[v] dance the slam dance



Webster (1913) Definition: Slam, n. (Card Playing)
Winning all the tricks of a deal (called, in bridge,

grand slam, the winning of all but one of the thirteen
tricks being called

a little slam).


Slam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slammed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Slamming.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. slamra, slambra,
sl?ma, Norw. slemba, slemma, dial. Sw. sl["a]mma.]
1. To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he
slammed the door.

2. To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; --
usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the
pavement.

3. To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat
or cuff. [Prov. Eng.]

4. To strike down; to slaughter. [Prov. Eng.]

5. To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks
of a deal or a hand. --Hoyle.

To slam to, to shut or close with a slam. ``He slammed to
the door.'' --W. D. Howells.


Slam, v. i.
To come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden
force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or
shutter slams.


Slam, n.
1. The act of one who, or that which, slams.

2. The shock and noise produced in slamming.

The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam.
--Dickens.

3. (Card Playing) Winning all the tricks of a deal.

4. The refuse of alum works. [Prov. Eng.]

Synonyms: bang, barb, dig, flap down, gibe, jibe, mosh, shaft, shot, slam dance, sweep, thrash

See Also: bridge, close, comment, dance, grand slam, hit, little slam, remark, shut, small slam, throw, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, triumph, victory

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