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Slam Definition

Poetry slam is performance poetry which can feature a broad range of voices, styles, cultural traditions, and approaches to writing and performance.

A poetry slam itself is simply a poetry competition in which poets perform original work alone or in teams before an audience, which serves as judge. The work is judged as much on the manner and enthusiasm of its performance as its content or style, and many slam poems are not intended to be read silently from the page.

The National Poetry Slam (NPS) is a performance poetry competition where teams from across the United States, Canada, and France participate in a large-scale poetry slam. The event occurs in early August every year and takes place in a different US city.


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[n] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
[n] winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
[v] strike violently
[v] throw violently; "He slammed the book on the table"
[v] close violently; "He slammed the door shut"
[v] dance the slam dance

Misc. Definitions

\Slam\, n. (Card Playing) Winning all the tricks of a deal (called, in bridge, {grand slam}, the winning of all but one of the thirteen tricks being called {a little slam}).
\Slam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slamming}.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. slamra, slambra, sl?ma, Norw. slemba, slemma, dial. Sw. sl["a]mma.]
1. To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door.
2. To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement.
3. To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff. [Prov. Eng.]
4. To strike down; to slaughter. [Prov. Eng.]
5. To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand. --Hoyle. {To slam to}, to shut or close with a slam. ``He slammed to the door.'' --W. D. Howells.
\Slam\, v. i. To come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams.
\Slam\, n.
1. The act of one who, or that which, slams.
2. The shock and noise produced in slamming. The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam. --Dickens.
3. (Card Playing) Winning all the tricks of a deal.
4. The refuse of alum works. [Prov. Eng.]

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