lug: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n. lugged, lug•ging,
- to pull or carry with force or effort: to lug a suitcase upstairs.
- to introduce or interject in an inappropriate or irrelevant manner: to lug personalities into a discussion of philosophy.
- (of a sailing ship) to carry an excessive amount of (sail) for the conditions prevailing.
- to pull or tug laboriously.
- (of an engine or machine) to jerk, hesitate, or strain: The engine lugs when we climb a steep hill.
- an act or instance of lugging; a forcible pull; haul.
- a wooden box for transporting fruit or vegetables.
- a request for or exaction of money, as for political purposes: They put the lug on him at the office.
- a projecting piece by which anything is held or supported.
- a ridge or welt that helps to provide traction, as on a tire or the sole of a shoe.
- either of the ends of a lug sill.
- (in a double-hung window) one of a pair of projections extending downward from the ends of the meeting rail of the upper sash.
- a leather loop hanging down from a saddle, through which a shaft is passed for support.
- clip (def. 6).
- an awkward, clumsy fellow.
- a blockhead.
- a man; guy.
Pronunciation: (lookh), [key]
- an ancient Irish god, probably a solar deity.
- lug (Thesaurus)