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Not taut or held tightly in position; loose,
  1. Not taut or held tightly in position; loose
    • - a slack rope
    • - her mouth went slack
  2. (of business) Characterized by a lack of work or activity; quiet
    • - business was rather slack
  3. Slow or sluggish
    • - they were working at a slack pace
  4. Having or showing laziness or negligence
    • - slack accounting procedures
  5. (of a tide) Neither ebbing nor flowing
    • - soon the water will become slack, and the tide will turn
  1. Loosen (something, esp. a rope)

  2. Reduce the intensity or speed of (something); slacken
    • - the horse slacked his pace
  3. Decrease in quantity or intensity
    • - the flow of blood slacked off
  4. Work slowly or lazily
    • - she reprimanded her girls if they were slacking
  5. Slow down
    • - the animal doesn't slack up until he reaches the trees
  6. Slake (lime)

  1. Coal dust or small pieces of coal

  1. Loosely
    • - their heads were hanging slack in attitudes of despair

  1. avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
  2. dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
  3. loose: not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
  4. be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention"
  5. flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water"
  6. slump: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"
  7. In project management, float or slack is the amount of time that a task in a project network can be delayed without causing a delay to: * subsequent tasks (free float) * project completion date (total float)
  8. The Slack is a 22 km long river in the Pas-de-Calais department, in northern France.
  9. The Slack is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated near to Butterknowle, to the west of Bishop Auckland.
  10. Slackistan is an upcoming independent film directed by London based filmmaker, Hammad Khan. The film stars Shahbaz Hamid Shigri, Aisha Linnea Akthar, Ali Rehman Khan, Shahana Khan Khalil, Osman Khalid Butt, Khalid Saeed and Rafey Alam. The film will be distributed by Big Upstairs Films. ...
  11. Slackness refers to vulgarity in West Indian culture, behavior and the music associated with these cultural changes, especially the decline of roots reggae music. Today, it also refers to a subgenre of dancehall music with crude, sexual lyrics performed live or recorded. ...
  12. (Slackness (album)) Slackness is a collaborative album between acoustic ska vocalist Chris Murray and the New York City ska band The Slackers. Two songs (Running From Safety, Rastaman Rock) also appear on The Slackers and Friends, as different versions. ...
  13. Small coal; coal dust; A valley, or small, shallow dell; The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; A tidal marsh or shallow, that periodically fills and drains; to procrastinate; to be lazy; to refuse or dislike exerting effort; Weak; not holding fast; Remiss; ...
  14. (slacks) Casual trousers. (Takes a plural verb even when singular, may be referred to as a pair of slacks )
  15. (SLACKNESS) lewd, vulgar lyrics popular in DJ singing
  16. (slackness) Not to be confused with Lin Yutang's notion of "The Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone," slackness [from the same Latin word for "loose" which gives us "languish" and "relaxation"] refers to a blameworthy lack of due or necessary diligence, precision, or care. ...
  17. (Slacks) A traditional nautical term for trousers.
  18. (slacks) noun – pants. I bought a pair of slacks the other day.
  19. Portion of rope that is not taut, preferably minimized during belay.
  20. Term used in arrow diagramming method for float.
  21. The elongation which occurs between railcar couplers because of their spring-loaded design.
  22. The motion, forward or back, that one or more cars, locomotives, or parts of a train has without moving other coupled cars, locomotives, or parts of the train. Loose slack is the free movement or lost motion between parts of a train. ...
  23. A command yelled by a climber who needs more rope, usually to clip into protection or anchors.
  24. Small coal, usually less than 1/8 inch. It has a high ash content and is difficult to clean in the washery. High ash slack is being used increasingly in special boilers and power stations.
  25. Expressed as a percentage, being the extra cable length over horizontal distance required to achieve a cable route over undulating seabed so cable will lie on seabed without suspension or excess cable to achieve the design cable system length.