Definition Of slack


(of a tide) neither ebbing nor flowing.

soon the water will become slack, and the tide will turn

(of business) characterized by a lack of work or activity; quiet.

business was rather slack

a spell of inactivity or laziness.

he slept deeply, refreshed by a little slack in the daily routine

casual trousers.

Wear them with jeans, stylish dress slacks , drawstring pants, and cargo pants or shorts.

coal dust or small pieces of coal.

Previously, miners had been paid $0.39 per ton of large coal and $0.17 for riddled slack .

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Example Of slack

  • A sport climber will keep falling until he is past the last quickdraw he's clipped into and all the slack in the rope is taut.

  • After a slack tuning (to go easy on the new strings), the instrument was pounded on by a machine to break the key mechanism in evenly.

  • And he certainly hasn't been slack since getting to Calgary, either.

  • Business appeared to be slack for the stall holders.

  • Business was slack , unusual for that time of morning.

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