Pluggable

/ˈplʌɡəbl/

Origin

1620–30; < Dutch; cognate with German Pflock (Source: dictionary.com)

1920s; earliest use found in Geographical Journal. From plug + -able. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Pluggable

Pluggable

noun

  1. a piece of wood or other material used to stop up a hole or aperture, to fill a gap, or to act as a wedge.
  2. a core or interior segment taken from a larger matrix.
  3. Electricity. a device to which may be attached the conductors of a cord and which by insertion in a jack, or screwing into a receptacle, establishes contact.
  4. spark plug(def 1).
  5. a fireplug or hydrant.
  6. a cake of pressed tobacco.
  7. a piece of tobacco cut off for chewing.
  8. Informal. the favorable mention of something, as in a lecture, radio show, etc.; advertisement; recommendation: The actress was happy to give her new show a plug.
  9. Angling. an artificial lure made of wood, plastic, or metal, and fitted with one or more gang hooks, used chiefly in casting.
  10. Geology. neck(def 14).
  11. Slang. a worn-out or inferior horse.
  12. Informal. a shopworn or unsalable article.
  13. a small piece of sod used especially for seeding a lawn.
  14. a patch of scalp with viable hair follicles that is used as a graft for a bald part of the head.Compare hair transplant.
  15. Slang. punch1(def 1).
  16. Metalworking. a mandrel on which tubes are formed. a punch on which a cup is drawn. a protrusion on a forging die for forming a recess in the work. a false bottom on a die.
  17. Also called dook. a small piece of wood inserted into masonry as a hold for a nail.
  18. Masonry. See under plug and feathers.
  19. Also called plug hat. a man's tall silk hat.
  20. a piece of wood, cork, or other material, often cylindrical in shape, used to stop up holes and gaps or as a wedge for taking a screw or nail
  21. such a stopper used esp to close the waste pipe of a bath, basin, or sink while it is in use and removed to let the water drain away
  22. a device having one or more pins to which an electric cable is attached: used to make an electrical connection when inserted into a socket
  23. Also called: volcanic plug a mass of solidified magma filling the neck of an extinct volcano
  24. See sparking plug
  25. a cake of pressed or twisted tobacco, esp for chewing a small piece of such a cake
  26. angling a weighted artificial lure with one or more sets of hooks attached, used in spinning
  27. a seedling with its roots encased in potting compost, grown in a tray with compartments for each individual plant
  28. informal a recommendation or other favourable mention of a product, show, etc, as on television, on radio, or in newspapers
  29. slang a shot, blow, or punch (esp in the phrase take a plug at)
  30. informal the mechanism that releases water to flush a lavatory (esp in the phrase pull the plug)
  31. mainly US an old horse
  32. pull the plug on informal to put a stop to

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Pluggable

verb (used with object)

  1. to stop or fill with or as if with a plug (often followed by
  2. to insert or drive a plug into.
  3. to secure with or as if with a plug.
  4. to insert (something) as a plug.
  5. to remove a core or a small plug-shaped piece from.
  6. to remove the center of (a coin) and replace it with a baser metal:
  7. Informal. to mention (something) favorably, as in a lecture, radio show, etc.: He says he will appear if he can plug his new TV series.
  8. Slang. to punch with the fist.
  9. Slang. to shoot or strike with a bullet.

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Pluggable

verb (used without object)

  1. to work with stubborn persistence (often followed by
  2. Informal. to publicize insistently: Whenever he gets the chance, he's plugging for his company.
  3. Slang. to shoot or fire shots.

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Pluggable

Verb Phrases

  1. plug in, to connect to an electrical power source: Plug the TV set in over there.Informal. to add or include; incorporate: They still have to plug in more research data.
  2. plug into, to connect or become connected by or as if by means of a plug: The device will plug into any convenient wall outlet. The proposed new departments would eventually plug into the overall organizational plan.Informal. to feel an affinity for; like; understand: Some kids just don't plug into sports in school.
  3. plug up, to become plugged: The drain in the sink plugs up every so often.

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Pluggable

verb

  1. (tr) to stop up or secure (a hole, gap, etc) with or as if with a plug
  2. (tr) to insert or use (something) as a plugto plug a finger into one's ear
  3. (tr) informal to make favourable and often-repeated mentions of (a song, product, show, etc), esp on television, on radio, or in newspapers
  4. (tr) slang to shoot with a gunhe plugged six rabbits
  5. (tr) slang to punch or strike
  6. (intr; foll by along, away, etc) informal to work steadily or persistently

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Pluggable

n.

  1. A dense mass of material filling a hole or closing an orifice.

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Pluggable

v.

  1. To fill tightly with a plug.

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Pluggable

adjective

  1. Of a hole or aperture: able to be filled or stopped.
  2. Of a product or service, especially a pop song: that is suitable for being advertised and promoted in the media.
  3. Of an electrical appliance or device: able to be connected using a plug.

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Pluggable

adjective

  1. : capable of or suitable for being plugged

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