Slash (Virgule)

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
  1. Separates successive divisions in an extended date: fiscal year 1998/99.
  2. Represents per: 35 km/hr, 1,800 ft./sec.
  3. Means or between the words and and or: Take water skis and/or fishing equipment when you visit the beach this summer.
  4. Separates two or more lines of poetry that are quoted and run in on successive lines of a text: The student actress had a memory lapse when she came to the lines “Double, double, toil and trouble/Fire burn and cauldron bubble/Eye of newt and toe of frog/Wool of bat and tongue of dog” and had to leave the stage in embarrassment.

See also: Slash.

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