1. A long cut; a cut made at random.
2. A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings.
3. pl. Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes. [Local, U.S.]
4. A opening or gap in a forest made by wind, fire, or other destructive agency.
We passed over the shoulder of a ridge and around the edge of a fire slash, and then we had the mountain fairly before us. --Henry Van Dyke.
Slash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slashed p. pr. & vb. n. Slashing.]
1. To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits.
2. To lash; to ply the whip to. [R.]
3. To crack or snap, as a whip. [R.]
Slash, v. i. To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly.
Hewing and slashing at their idle shades. --Spenser.
n 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,
4: a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument [syn: gash]
v 1: cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete [syn: cut
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]