Definition for SLIT

SLIT, v.t. [pret. slit; pp. slit or slitted. Sax. slitan; Sw. slita; G. schleissen; D. slyten; Dan. slider. The two latter signify to wear out or waste. The German has the signification of splitting and of wearing out.]

  1. To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bars into nail rods.
  2. To cut or make a long fissure; as, to slit the ear or tongue, or the nose. – Temple. Newton.
  3. To cut in general. – Milton.
  4. To rend; to split.

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