from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bitingly critical or satiric: slashing wit.
- adj. Dashing; pelting: a slashing hailstorm.
- adj. Brilliant; intense: slashing colors.
- n. The act of swinging a stick at an opponent in ice hockey or lacrosse, in violation of the rules.
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- v. Present participle of slash.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slash or pane in a garment.
- n. In milit. engin., the felling of trees so that their tops shall fall toward the enemy, and thus prevent or retard his approach; also (in singular or plural), the trees thus felled: same as abatis, 1.
- n. plural Trees or branches cut down by woodmen. Also slashes.
- That cuts and slashes at random; recklessly or unmercifully severe; that cuts right and left indiscriminately: as, a slashing criticism or article.
- Dashing; recklessly rapid: as, a slashing gait.
- Very big; great; slapping.
- n. The sizing, drying, and beaming of cotton warp for weaving on a machine called a slasher.
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- adj. as if striking with slashing blows
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