broad comedy characterized by boisterous action, as the throwing of pies in actors’ faces, mugging, and obvious farcical situations and jokes.
a stick or lath used by harlequins, clowns, etc., as in pantomime, for striking other performers, especially a combination of laths that make a loud, clapping noise without hurting the person struck.
using, or marked by the use of, broad farce and horseplay:
a slapstick motion picture.
comedy characterized by horseplay and physical action
(as modifier): slapstick humour
a flexible pair of paddles bound together at one end, formerly used in pantomime to strike a blow to a person with a loud clapping sound but without injury
slap on the wrist, a
adjective, British Informal. 1. excellent; first-rate: a slap-up do. adjective 1. (prenominal) (Brit, informal) (esp of meals) lavish; excellent; first-class slapper
SLAR sideways-looking airborne radar
verb (transitive) 1. (Northern English, dialect) to spill (something): to slart the salt
verb (used with object) 1. to cut with a violent sweeping stroke or by striking violently and at random, as with a knife or sword. 2. to lash; whip. 3. to cut, reduce, or alter: The editors slashed the story to half its length. 4. to make slits in (a garment) to show an underlying […]