(Slant), a. [Cf. dial. Sw. slant. See Slant, v. i.] Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal
or perpendicular; sloping; oblique. "The slant lightning." Milton.
(Slant"ing), a. Oblique; sloping. Slant"ing*ly, adv.
(Slant"wise` Slant"ly), adv. In an inclined direction; obliquely; slopingly.
(Slap) n. [OE. slappe; akin to LG. slappe, G. schlappe; probably of imitative origin.] A blow, esp.
one given with the open hand, or with something broad.
(Slap), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slapping.] To strike with the open hand,
or with something broad.
(Slap), adv. [Cf. LG. slap, G. schlapp. See Slap, n.] With a sudden and violent blow; hence,
quickly; instantly; directly. [Colloq.] "The railroad cars drive slap into the city." Thackeray.
(Slap"dash`) adv. [Slap + dash.]
1. In a bold, careless manner; at random. [Colloq.]
2. With a slap; all at once; slap. [Colloq.] Prior.
(Slap"dash`), v. t. To apply, or apply something to, in a hasty, careless, or rough manner; to
roughcast; as, to slapdash mortar or paint on a wall, or to slapdash a wall. [Colloq.] Halliwell.
Slape ale, plain ale, as opposed to medicated or mixed ale. [Prov. Eng.]
(Slape) a. [Icel. sleipr slippery; akin to E. slip.] Slippery; smooth; crafty; hypocritical. [Prov. Eng.]
(Slape"face`) n. A soft-spoken, crafty hypocrite. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Slap"jack`) n. A flat batter cake cooked on a griddle; a flapjack; a griddlecake. [Local, U.S.]
1. One who, or that which, slaps.
2. Anything monstrous; a whopper. [Slang] Grose.
(Slap"per Slap"ping) a. Very large; monstrous; big. [Slang.]
(Slash), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slashing.] [OE. slaschen, of uncertain
origin; cf. OF. esclachier to break, esclechier, esclichier, to break, and E. slate, slice, slit, v. t.]
1. To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits.
2. To lash; to ply the whip to. [R.] King.
3. To crack or snap, as a whip. [R.] Dr. H. More.
(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.