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The Collaborative International Dictionary

luger \lug"er\ (l[=oo]zh"[~e]r), n. someone who races the luge.

Syn: slider.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of German automatic pistol, 1904, from Georg Luger (1849-1923), Austrian-born firearms expert.


n. Someone who competes in the luge.


Luger may mean:

  • Luger pistol, a semi-automatic handgun
  • Georg Luger (1849–1923), Austrian inventor of the pistol
  • Arnold Luger, Italian luger who competed during the 1980s
  • Dan Luger (born 1975), English rugby union player
  • Karolin Luger, Austrian-American biochemist and biophysicist
  • Lex Luger (born 1958), ring name of American professional wrestler and former football player Lawrence Pfohl
  • Lex Luger (record producer) (born 1991), professional name of American hip hop record producer Lexus Arnel Lewis
  • A participant in the sport of luge
  • Operation Luger, a joint military operation between the Canadian Forces and Afghan National Army in July 2007
  • Luger (film), a 1982 Dutch film written and directed by Theo van Gogh
Luger (film)

'' Luger'' is a 1982 Dutch film directed by Theo van Gogh. The film was written and directed (his debut) by van Gogh and was filmed in black and white.

Usage examples of "luger".

Wesson, Winchester, Le Mat, Luger, Catling, Maxim, Walther, Browning, Kalashnikov, Thompson, Mannlicher, Schmeisser, Uzi, Mauser, T6-karev, Webley, Deringer and Deringer, Tranter.

Wessons, Mausers, Webleys, Lugers, Winchesters, Deringers and Derringers, Adams and Rugers, flintlocks and percussion cap blasters, muskets, rifles and carbines.

Erich von Harben fingered the butt of his Luger, which he had insisted upon wearing in addition to the slim dagger with which Mallius Lepus had armed him.

The Luger I stuck in my pocket, the little German Lilliput I fixed to the spring clip in my left sleeve.

When it was stopped, Luis climbed down onto the rails, his Luger in one hand, a flashlight in the other.

He reached into his coat, brought out his German Luger and shot Tunafish in the face, twice.

Luger or Mauser: but the high-velocity, narrow-calibre, steel-ceased shell from either of those just goes straight through you, leaving a small neat hole in its wake and spending the bulk of its energy on the distant landscape whereas the large and unjacketed soft-nosed lead bullet from the Colt mushrooms on impact, tearing and smashing bone and muscle and tissue as it goes and expending all its energy on you.

Mal strolled up to a garish job ballyhooing Dawn of the Righteous--a noble Russki facing off a drooling blackshirt brandishing a Luger.

But if Hal had a Luger pointed at him and were under compulsion to try, he'd probably start by explaining that each of the 400 dead tennis balls in the game's global arsenal represents a 5-mega-ton thermonuclear warhead.

Luger was in a visiting officers' room at Brooks Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, undergoing a three-day series of tests by the Aeromedical Consultation Services, as a prelude to a full workup by the Aviation Neuropsychiatry Department of the Air Force Hospital, to discover exactly what had caused his sudden paralysis episode.

The KGB eventually convinced Luger he was a Russian aerospace engineer, and he worked to advance the state of the art of Russian stealth warplane technology by several years.

Gilberto smiled for the first time and hefted the Luger in his hand and Burke took off his bush hat, wip-ing his face with the back of his right hand, looking suddenly beaten.

Gilberto smiled for the first time and hefted the Luger in his hand and Burke took off his bush hat, wiping his face with the back of his right hand, looking suddenly beaten.

He clicked the magazine of the Luger into place with a slap of his palm and poised it expertly on its centre of gravity.

Luger was sprawled on a chair, his flight suit half unzipped one empty beer can near an elbow and another can in his hand: looking rumpled and angry.