Definition of slugger in English:



  • 1A person who throws hard punches.

    ‘with one smashing left hook, the slugger punched his way to a world light-heavyweight title’
    • ‘He was the young slugger who easily defeated fighters that had already beaten Ali.’
    • ‘Big sluggers were mere targets for Ali's quick hand.’
    • ‘He has a good chin and is an excellent inside fighter, but he will prove vulnerable to the slugger.’
    • ‘Jack Dempsey showed boxing skills and was not just another primitive slugger.’
    • ‘He was a slugger like Marciano and took too many punches.’
    • ‘He is a big puncher, but he was never a slugger—until his later days.’
    • ‘He was unlike other, bigger sluggers since he had more endurance and appeared to be more elusive.’
    • ‘There were moments that he went toe to toe with one of the great sluggers of his era.’
    • ‘From this point, he lost the power to punish his opponent and switched from slugger to boxer.’
    • ‘He used tactics perfected by the great Ali when dealing with a smaller forward-moving slugger.’
    1. 1.1Baseball A player who consistently hits for power.
      ‘his best pitch is his curve, which many sluggers swing at too early’
      • ‘Major League Baseball weighs a punishment for two of the best-paid sluggers who cheated.’
      • ‘Known as a 'Ty Cobb wannabe' for his flashing spikes and surly manner, this slugger always swings for the fences.’
      • ‘End speculation about how far that ball went, and find out how fast your favorite slugger swings.’
      • ‘High-tech bats have quickly become must-have equipment for nearly every slow-pitch softball player, from recreation league novices to elite sluggers.’
      • ‘On the day of the funeral, she was reportedly going to remarry legendary Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio.’
      • ‘For the Cardinal slugger, the sweet spot is a fast ball pitched to the lower-right corner of the strike zone.’
      • ‘We're going to tell you how you can own a piece of the baseball slugger's legacy.’
      • ‘Members of Congress are calling on some of baseball's biggest sluggers over the use of steroids.’
      • ‘The slugger's off-field shenanigans were not laughable.’
      • ‘Outfielders can climb the walls, robbing sluggers of home runs or catching foul tips.’