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Definition of "lug" []

  • A handle or projection used as a hold or support. (noun)
  • A lug nut. (noun)
  • Nautical A lugsail. (noun)
  • A projecting part of a larger piece that helps to provide traction, as on a tire or the sole of a boot. (noun)
  • A copper or brass fitting to which electrical wires can be soldered or otherwise connected. (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 "lug" in a sentence
  • "On the T3, the recoil lug is permanently embedded in the stock, with just its upper edge showing, and this edge fits into a groove on the receiver."
  • "Seasonal helpers who sign up in the tasting room at River Ridge pick grapes by hand on the six-acre vineyard and place them into a "lug" -- a tub that holds 22 to 24 pounds of grapes."
  • "Someone without experience could easily touch a ground wire to a main lug."