slugger

slugger

[sluhg-er]
noun
1.
a person who strikes hard, especially a boxer noted for the ability to deliver hard punches.
2.
Baseball. a player who frequently gets extra-base hits; a strong hitter.

Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; slug2 + -er1

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slugger (ˈslʌɡə)
 
n
(esp in boxing, baseball, etc) a person who strikes hard

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