The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lug \Lug\, n.
The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged; as, the pack is a heavy lug. [Colloq.]
Anything which moves slowly. [Obs.]
Lug \Lug\ (l[u^]g), n. [Sw. lugg the forelock.]
The ear, or its lobe. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.
(Mach.) A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key, bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.
(Harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
(Zo["o]l.) The lugworm.
A man; sometimes implying clumsiness. [slang]
Lug bolt (Mach.), a bolt terminating in a long, flat extension which takes the place of a head; a strap bolt.
Lug nut (Mach.), a large nut fitting a heavy bolt; -- used especially of the nuts used to attach wheels to vehicles.
Lug wrench (Mach.), a wrench used to tighten or loosen lug nuts, usually a steel rod having a hexagonally shaped socket which fits closely over the lug nut; sometimes in the shape of a cross, having several such sockets, one at the end of each arm, to accommodate nuts of different sizes.
Lug \Lug\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
A rod or pole. [Prov. Eng.]
A measure of length, being 161/2 feet; a rod, pole, or perch. [Obs.] `` Eight lugs of ground.''
Chimney lug, or Lug pole, a pole on which a kettle is hung over the fire, either in a chimney or in the open air. [Local, U.S.]
Lug \Lug\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lugged (l[u^]gd); p. pr. & vb.
n. Lugging (l[u^]g"g[i^]ng).] [OE. luggen, Sw. lugga to
pull by the hair, fr. lugg the forelock.]
To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with
difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome.
They must divide the image among them, and so lug off
every one his share.
Lug \Lug\, v. i. To move slowly and heavily.
Lug or LUG may refer to:
Lug is a village in western part of the Serbian province of Vojvodina, in the municipality of Beočin, South Bačka District. It lies on the northwest slopes of Fruška gora mountain, in the region of Syrmia. The village has a population numbering 801 people (2002 census), most of them being ethnic Slovaks.
A Lug (knob) is a typically flattened protuberance, a knob or extrusion located on the side of a ceramics, jug, glass, vase or other container. They are sometimes found on prehistoric ceramics/stone-vessels such as pots from Ancient Egypt, Hembury ware, claw beakers, and boar spears.
A lug may also only be shaped as a lip for suspension–(no hole). In Ancient Egypt, lugs contained a hole for suspension, with 2– or 3–lugged vessels most common.
In Roman times, lugs were on some types of column-sections to aid in construction. After slung by rope into position with a crane, the lugs were then masoned off.
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Lug (electrical connector)
Lug (Bajina Bašta)
Lug is a village in the municipality of Bajina Bašta, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 2555 people.
Lug is a village in the municipality of Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Lug (Derventa) is a suburb in the municipality of Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
'''Lug (Kiseljak) ''' is a village in the municipality of Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
n. 1 The act of hauling or dragging. 2 That which is hauled or dragged. 3 Anything that moves slowly. 4 A lug nut. 5 (context electricity English) A device for terminating an electrical conductor to facilitate the mechanical connection; to the conductor it may be crimped to form a cold weld, soldered or have pressure from a screw. 6 A part of something which stick out, used as a handle or support. 7 A fool, a large man. 8 (context UK English) An ear or ear lobe. 9 A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables. 10 (context slang English) A request for money, as for political purposes. 11 (context UK dialect English) A rod or pole. 12 (context UK dialect English) A measure of length equal to 16½ foot. 13 (context nautical English) A lugsail. 14 (context harness English) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up. 15 A lugworm. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To haul or drag along (especially something heavy); to carry. 2 (context transitive English) To run at too slow a speed. 3 (context transitive nautical English) To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "to move (something) heavily or slowly," from Scandinavian (compare Swedish lugga, Norwegian lugge "to pull by the hair"); see lug (n.). Related: Lugged; lugging.
1620s, "handle of a pitcher," from lugge (Scottish) "earflap of a cap, ear" (late 15c.; according to OED, the common word for "ear" in 19c. Scotland), probably from Scandinavian (compare Swedish lugg "forelock," Norwegian lugg "tuft of hair"). The connecting notion is "something that can be gripped and pulled." Applied 19c. to mechanical objects that can be grabbed or gripped. Meaning "stupid fellow" is from 1924; that of "lout, sponger" is 1931, American English. Compare lug-nut (1869), nut closed at one end as a cap.
Usage examples of "lug".
Morris pulled out a line and attached it to the lug, then grabbed Bart and swam with him to a similar lug ten yards aft of the escape-trunk hatch and set flush into the deck.
At the end of that time, during which Jim Baler had been inspecting the searchlight-thing on the top of the little house, he called to his friend, and Jim entered the flier lugging the thing on his shoulders.
The opening was comparatively small, so that after considerable effort I was able to lug up a bowlder from the valley below which entirely blocked it.
Poteet and Nacho bought supplies for the wagon, Bufe Coker rode his horse through the fields around Jacksborough, falling off, regaining his saddle and lugging his aching bones to bed in a state of exhaustion.
There was a sound of dragging outside the door and presently Bunty came in backward, lugging a great, strange thing.
Every now and then he lugged off to the mountain a great round demijohn of a calabash, and, panting with his exertions, brought it back filled with his darling fluid.
Recreation on foot, lugging chains through sand and sage-brush, under a sultry sun and among cattle bones, cayotes and tarantulas.
By the time he had lugged the boy a good distance down the shore and cleaned him off-first using the salty water, and then using some desalted water that left him with a headache-and returned, Ayrlyn had biscuits and cheese laid out for them.
All he could see were his older sons, giantlike fellows who, armed with heavy axes, were squaring up fir-tree trunks, then lugging them to the saw.
Your picks and hatchets and really big tongs, red knuckles and rimed windows and thin bitter freezer-smell with runny-nosed Poles in plaid coats and kalpacs, your older ones with a chronic cant to one side from all the time lugging ice.
Manzikert and Khilat, jaded with the rich spoil they had lugged off the battlefield, ceased their gleaning to watch Alp Arslan and the Emperor ride out.
She lugged her bag down the pavement and queued for a bus to take her into town.
And now she was going to have to lug this lummox back to the living room couch.
I gets is eggshells tae crack atween me teeth followed by a lunder upon me lugs and a wallop ower me back.
They lugged the unconscious Rainmaker out through the corridor and down an obscure stairway, that brought them to an alley.