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A slug is a gastropod mollusk without a shell or with a very small internal shell.

Slug or slugs may also refer to:




  • Slug (publishing), a short name given in newspaper editing to articles that are in production
  • Slug (typesetting), a piece of spacing material used in typesetting to space paragraphs
  • Slug (web publishing) a user- and SEO-friendly short text used in a URL to identify and describe a resource

Arts, entertainment, and mediaEdit

Fictional charactersEdit

  • Slug (comics), a villain in the Marvel Comics universe
  • Slug (Transformers), an alternative name for the character Slag in the Transformers franchise
  • Lord Slug, the main antagonist of the fourth Dragon Ball Z movie



Groups and labelsEdit


Other arts, entertainment, and mediaEdit

  • SLUG Magazine, Salt Lake Under Ground magazine
  • Slugs (novel), a 1982 novel by Shaun Hutson
  • The Slug, a pop culture blog for the defunct web portal asap

Science and technologyEdit



  • Slug (rapper), an underground rapper best known as a member of the hip-hop group Atmosphere
  • Ray Jordon (1937–2012), Australian cricketer, nicknamed Slug
  • Steve Russell (computer scientist) (born 1937), American computer scientist, creator of the early video game Spacewar!, nicknamed Slug
  • Slug Signorino, illustrator and designer Michele Signorino, most notable for his cartoons in The Straight Dope
  • Casimir Witucki (1928–2015), American National Football League player, nicknamed Slug

Other usesEdit

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