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slugger

[sluhg-er] /ˈslʌg ər/
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
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; slug2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for slugger

slugger

/ˈslʌɡə/
noun
1.
(esp in boxing, baseball, etc) a person who strikes hard
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Word Origin and History for slugger
n.

1877, originally in baseball, agent noun from slug (v.). Meaning "one who hits with the fists" is from 1883.

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Slang definitions & phrases for slugger

slugfest

noun
  1. A hard and vicious fight, esp a prizefight more marked by powerful blows than by skillful boxing (1916+)
  2. A baseball game in which many base hits are made (1930s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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