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Definition of "slue" [slue]

  • To turn (something) on an axis; rotate: slued the swivel chair around; sluing the boom of a crane. (verb-transitive)
  • To turn sharply; veer: braked and slued the car around. (verb-transitive)
  • To turn about an axis; pivot. (verb-intransitive)
  • To turn or slide sideways or off course; skid. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of sluing. (noun)

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 "slue" in a sentence
  • "Met Dr. Plunkett, who directed me up above the usual crossing-place of a "slue" -- Had "Boom" put up at Jordan's -- went to Huntington's, then to Howard's, P. O., saw"
  • "For where words have had miraculous operaton, there hath beene alwaies the speciall providence, power and grace of God uttered to the strengthening of the faith of Gods people, and to the furtherance of the gospell: as when the apostle with a word slue Ananias and Saphira."
  • "Norwich, thrée prelats highlie at that present in the kings fauour, to further these grants; namelie, that such as slue any préest or spirituall person might haue the law for it: where before, there was no punishment for a season vsed against such offendors but onelie excommunication."