AskDefine | Define slash

Dictionary Definition



1 a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut" [syn: cut, gash, slice]
2 an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
3 a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information [syn: solidus, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix]
4 a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument [syn: gash]


1 cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete [syn: cut down]
2 beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, strap, trounce]
3 cut open; "she slashed her wrists" [syn: gash]
4 cut drastically; "Prices were slashed"
5 move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed" [syn: convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, toss, jactitate]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The symbol, /
  2. A swift and sharp cut with a sword
  3. A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate
    Excuse me, I need to take a slash
  4. A work of fiction (frequently fanfiction) based on celebrities or fictional characters involved in a romantic and/or sexual manner. The characters are most commonly of the same gender. The name comes from the use of the slash symbol (/) to separate the names or initials of the characters or persons involved.
    Jim/Bob or J/B
  5. vulgar slang The female genitalia
  6. a quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs


  • Czech: lomítko
  • Spanish: barra


  1. To cut across something with a knife, sword etc.
  2. to strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms


to cut across something with a knife, sword, etc

Extensive Definition

Slash may refer to:




slash in Danish: Slash
slash in German: Slash
slash in Spanish: Slash
slash in French: Slash
slash in Luxembourgish: Slash
slash in Dutch: Slash
slash in Japanese: スラッシュ
slash in Simple English: Slash
slash in Finnish: Slash

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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