Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A fight marked by an extended exchange of heavy blows.
  • n. Baseball Slang A game in which there are many hits and runs scored.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A baseball game in which many runs are scored, especially by home runs
  • n. A boxing match or fight marked by a heavy exchange of blows
  • n. A game or match in which heavy hits are exchanged

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

  • n. a fight with bare fists

Etymologies

slug +‎ -fest (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Linesmen: SummaryBack to topDevils win slugfest over Rangers 8-5

    USATODAY.com

  • It's going to be a slugfest, and a slugfest from the baseline.

    Williams sisters not distracted by 'family decision' talk

  • HBO's hit late-night boxing series features a junior welterweight title slugfest and a light heavyweight championship showdown when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: DEVON

    East Side Boxing

  • This web site has degenerated to an immature name calling slugfest serving no purpose.

    Naples Daily News Stories

  • Obama just might get burned by the senior senator because I would give the nod to John on a "slugfest" argument.

    McCain pushes for town hall debates

  • And how is he playing this out in this kind of slugfest with Huckabee?

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2007

  • If they do, it's likely to be the same kind of slugfest this one was, a game where each team traded big runs, and wasn't decided until HHS senior Anitra Anderson converted two free throws with 2.3 seconds remaining the extra period.

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  • Since the wild card entrant Ravens are a tough, physical, smash-mouth kind of team, Wilfork predicts a "slugfest" today.

    SouthCoastToday.com Latest Headlines

  • KNOXVILLE -- The Tennessee women's basketball team got the kind of slugfest it rarely has seen all season on Sunday night.

    The Daily Times News Headlines

  • James Israel tracks the "slugfest" in the Reactions section following indieWIRE's May 5 story.

    GreenCine Daily

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