Definition of "slash" [slash]

  • To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes: slash a path through the underbrush. (verb-transitive)
  • To lash with sweeping strokes. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a gash or gashes in. (verb-transitive)
  • Sports To swing a stick at (an opponent) in ice hockey or lacrosse, in violation of the rules. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color: slash a sleeve. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slash" in a sentence
  • "I don’t ever remember reading about pliers or vomit in a Penthouse Letters column, but I’ve seen plenty of “hurt/comfort”? slash some people claim that term is where ’slash’ comes from."
  • "I don’t ever remember reading about pliers or vomit in a Penthouse Letters column, but I’ve seen plenty of “hurt/comfort” slash some people claim that term is where ’slash’ comes from."
  • "There was a time when the term slash and burn brought to mind a form of shifting cultivation practised from ancient times."