Definitions for: Slash


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
Dyke.


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
slits.

2. To lash; to ply the whip to. [R.] --King.

3. To crack or snap, as a whip. [R.] --Dr. H. More.


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.


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.

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

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