Slam

Definition of Slam

grand slam, the winning of all but one of the thirteentricks being called a little slam or small slam).
v. t.1.To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door.
[imp. & p. p. Slammed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slamming.]
2.To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; - usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement.
3.To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff.
4.To strike down; to slaughter.
5.To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
To slam to
to shut or close with a slam.
- W. D. Howells.
v. i.1.To come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams.
n.1.The act of one who, or that which, slams.
2.The shock and noise produced in slamming.
The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam.
- Dickens.
3.(Card Playing) Winning all the tricks of a deal (called, in bridge,
4.The refuse of alum works.

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