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1 winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge [syn: sweep]
2 the noise made by the forcefaul impact of two objects
3 a forceful impact that makes a loud noise
4 an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets" [syn: shot, shaft, dig, barb, jibe, gibe]


1 close violently; "He slammed the door shut" [syn: bang]
2 strike violently; "slam the ball" [syn: bang]
3 dance the slam dance [syn: slam dance, mosh, thrash]
4 throw violently; "He slammed the book on the table" [syn: flap down] [also: slamming, slammed]slamming See slam

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  1. present participle of slam

Extensive Definition

Slamming is the impact of the bottom structure of a ship onto the sea surface. It is mainly observed while sailing in waves, when the bow raises from the water and subsequently impacts on it. Slamming induces extremely high loads to ship structures and is taken under consideration when designing ships.
slamming in Finnish: Slammaus
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