from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having been slashed, cut or rent.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of slash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked or cut with a slash or slashes; deeply gashed; especially, having long, narrow openings, as a sleeve or other part of a garment, to show rich lining or under vesture.
  • adj. Divided into many narrow parts or segments by sharp incisions; laciniate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Specifically, in botany, deeply cut-lobed or laciniate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
  • adj. patterned by having color applied with sweeping strokes
  • adj. having long and narrow ornamental cuts showing an underlying fabric


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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