lug lug  /ˈləɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) ancient Celtic god
  2. (n) a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
  3. (n) a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something
  4. (n) marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
  5. (v) carry with difficulty
  6. (v) obstruct

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Faced with longer check-in lines, lengthy security screening and more airline baggage restrictions, many passengers are sending their bags ahead via luggage-shipping services.
  2. It looks like a watermelon and tastes like one too, but it's not the hulking mass you've had to lug home from the grocery store for the family picnic.
  3. Few carry them to spend or are willing to lug heavy sacks to the bank.

News

  • Powerful Creek tough to stop

    Lug n' Jug Logen Jetofsky throws over to first base Thursday, June 13 2013 at Hobb Field. Photo by Whitney Hayward
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

Quotes

  1. "I had a lug nut come loose and got run over by the 1," Busch said in typically blunt fashion.
    on Sep 27, 2008 By: Kyle Busch Source: Washington Post

  2. "This is the opportunity for fans to be with a team from its first chassis purchased to the last lug nut tightened before rolling onto the track," adds the team's competition architect Elton Sawyer. "For the first time in NASCAR, fans can be...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Elton Sawyer Source: SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)

  3. But defense lawyers for Yemeni captive Salim Hamdan argued that he was merely a hired laborer akin to defense contractors who provide services to US forces and that "changing lug nuts and oil filters" were hardly war crimes.
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Salim Ahmed Hamdan Source: National Post

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