Pronunciation Noun

lug (plural lugs)

  1. The act of hauling or dragging.
    a hard lug
  2. That which is hauled or dragged.
    The pack is a heavy lug.
  3. Anything that moves slowly.
  4. A lug nut.
    Synonyms: lug nut
  5. (electricity) 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.
  6. A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.
  7. A fool, a large man.
    Synonyms: big lug
  8. (UK) An ear or ear lobe.
    While shaving, the poor sod had a fit and cut part of a lug off.
  9. A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
  10. (slang) A request for money, as for political purposes.
    They put the lug on him at the courthouse.
  11. (UK, dialect) A rod or pole.
  12. (UK, dialect) A measure of length equal to frac 16 feet.
    • Eight lugs of ground.
  13. (nautical) A lugsail.
  14. (harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
  15. A loop (or protuberance) found on both arms of a hinge, featuring a hole for the axis of the hinge.
  16. A ridge or other protuberance on the surface of a body to increase traction or provide a hold for holding and moving it.
  17. A lugworm.
Translations Verb

lug (lugs, present participle lugging; past and past participle lugged)

  1. (transitive, sometimes, figurative) To haul or drag along (especially something heavy); to carry; to pull.
    • 1923, P. G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves:
      As a rule, you see, I'm not lugged into Family Rows. On the occasions when Aunt is calling to Aunt like mastodons bellowing across primeval swamps and Uncle James's letter about Cousin Mabel's peculiar behaviour is being shot round the family circle... the clan has a tendency to ignore me.
    • They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.
    Why do you always lug around so many books?
  2. (transitive) To run at too slow a speed.
    When driving up a hill, choose a lower gear so you don't lug the engine.
  3. (transitive, nautical) To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.
  4. (intransitive, horse-racing) To pull toward the inside rail ("lugging in") or the outside rail ("lugging out") during a race.
Proper noun
  1. Alternative spelling of Lugh


lug (plural lugs)

  1. Initialism of lesbian until graduation
  2. (computing) Initialism of Linux user group

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