What does the word slash mean?

Usage examples for slash

  1. Cut one slash on each side of the centre of one of the lengthwise edges. – Little Folks' Handy Book by Lina Beard Adelia B. Beard
  2. You know how I used to do it, out of regulation, with a slash like this-" " Oh, Nicholas, you will be over the cliff! – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  3. Then the magnate began to reflect whether it would not be best if he drew his sword, and rushing out, slash away at them till he himself were cut to pieces. – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai