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slash
  • noun
    A cut made with a wide, sweeping stroke. (the man took a mighty slash at his head with a large sword)
    An oblique stroke (/) in print or writing, used between alternatives (e.g. and/or), in fractions (e.g. 3/4), in ratios (e.g. miles/day), or between separate elements of a text. (sentence breaks are highlighted by slashes)
    Debris resulting from the felling or destruction of trees. (the mountainsides were strewn with slash)
  • noun
    A tract of swampy ground, especially in a coastal region. (Slash Pine is named after the "slashes" – swampy ground overgrown with trees and bushes – that constitute its habitat.)

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