Complete Definition of "lug"

see|Lug
English

Etymology
Probably from ON. (compare Swedish term|lugga|langsv, Norwegian term|lugge|langno). Noun is via Sco. term|lugge|langsco, probably from ON. (compare Swedish and Norwegian term|lugg|langsv).

Pronunciation
enPR|lÅ­g, IPA|/lÊÉ¡/, IPA|/lÊg/, SAMPA|/lVg/
:rhymes|ÊÉ¡

Noun
en-noun

  1. A lug nut.
  2. A device for terminating an electrical conductor to facilitate the mechanical connection; to the conductor it may be crimped to form a cold weld, soldered or have pressure from a screw.
  3. A fool.
  4. Northern English dialect An ear.
  5. Geordie An ear lobe.
  6. A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
  7. slang A request for money, as for political purposes.

#:They put the lug on him at the courthouse.

Related terms
lug nut

Verb
en-verb|lugs|lugging|lugged|lugged

  1. transitive To haul, carry (especially something heavy).

#:Why do you always lug around so many books?

  1. transitive To run at too slow a speed.

#:When driving up a hill, choose a lower gear so you don't lug the engine.

  1. context|transitive|nautical To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.

Related terms
luggage

References
R:New Geordie Dictionary 1987
R:Northeast Dialect 2005
R:Dobson & Irwin Newcastle 1970
R:Palgrave


Afrikaans

Etymology
D.|af term|lucht|lang=nl.

Noun
infl|af|noun

  1. air

Bosnian

Noun
infl|bs|noun|g=m

  1. lye

Croatian

Noun
hr-noun|g=m|lugovi

  1. lye

Declension
hr-decl-noun
|lug|lugovi / luzi
|luga|lugova
|lugu|lugovima / luzima
|lug|lugove
|lugu / luže|lugovi / luzi
|lugu|lugovima / luzima
|lugom|lugovima / luzima


Serbian

Noun
infl|sr|noun|g=m

  1. lye

Cyrillic spelling
лÑг


Slovene

Noun
infl|sl|noun|g=m

  1. lye

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