lug (plural lugs)
- The act of hauling or dragging.
- a hard lug
- That which is hauled or dragged.
- The pack is a heavy lug.
- Anything that moves slowly.
- A lug nut.
- Synonyms: lug nut
- (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.
- A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.
- A fool, a large man.
- Synonyms: big lug
- (UK) An ear or ear lobe.
- While shaving, the poor sod had a fit and cut part of a lug off.
- A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
- (slang) A request for money, as for political purposes.
- They put the lug on him at the courthouse.
- (UK, dialect) A rod or pole.
- (UK, dialect) A measure of length equal to frac 16 feet.
- Eight lugs of ground.
- (nautical) A lugsail.
- (harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
- A loop (or protuberance) found on both arms of a hinge, featuring a hole for the axis of the hinge.
- A ridge or other protuberance on the surface of a body to increase traction or provide a hold for holding and moving it.
- A lugworm.
- French: cosse
lug (lugs, present participle lugging; past and past participle lugged)
- (transitive, sometimes, figurative) To haul or drag along (especially something heavy); to carry; to pull.
- 1923, P. G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves:
- They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.
- Why do you always lug around so many books?
- (transitive) To run at too slow a speed.
- When driving up a hill, choose a lower gear so you don't lug the engine.
- (transitive, nautical) To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.
- (intransitive, horse-racing) To pull toward the inside rail ("lugging in") or the outside rail ("lugging out") during a race.
- French: trimbaler
- Alternative spelling of Lugh
lug (plural lugs)