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The slash ( / )—technically known as a virgule but also called a slant, solidus, or stroke (the common name in British English)—serves a number of purposes in writing, essentially standing in for other words as a quick and clear way of showing the connection between two things. A slash is conventionally used without spaces between it and the words it connects (although it is also common to see spaces used, especially if one or both of the things being joined contain multiple words).
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US and Canadian
a. littered wood chips and broken branches that remain after trees have been cut down
b. an area so littered

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(forestry)
Debris, such as logs, chunks of wood, bark, and branches, in an open forest tract.

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A radar beacon reply displayed as an elongated target on a radarscope.

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References in classic literature ?
In fact, there will be ample time to-morrow for us to chop up father Adam's doublet into slashes and buttonholes.
He was sitting on his bed, only half- dressed, and with legs dangling over the edge, contemplating a host of garments, which with their fringes, lace, embroidery, and slashes of ill- assorted hues, were strewed all over the floor.
First came the Imperial Cornet Band of Oz, dressed in emerald velvet uniforms with slashes of pea-green satin and buttons of immense cut emeralds.