Slush (?), n. [Cf. Sw. slaska to paddle in water, slask wet, filth.] [Written also slosh.]

1.

Soft mud.

2.

A mixture of snow and water; half-melted snow.

3.

A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for lubrication.

4.

The refuse grease and fat collected in cooking, especially on shipboard.

5. Mach.

A mixture of white lead and lime, with which the bright parts of machines, such as the connecting rods of steamboats, are painted to be preserved from oxidation.

 

© Webster 1913.


Slush (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slushed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Slushing.]

1.

To smear with slush or grease; as, to slush a mast.

2.

To paint with a mixture of white lead and lime.

 

© Webster 1913.

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