American English

Definition of slash noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a sharp movement made with a knife, etc. in order to cut someone or something
  2. 2a long narrow wound or cut a slash across his right cheek (figurative) Her mouth was a slash of red lipstick.
  3. 3the symbol (/) used to show alternatives, as in lunch and/or dinner and 4/5 people and to write fractions, as in ¾ synonym forward slash see also backslash
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: slash