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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).
US and Canadian
a. littered wood chips and broken branches that remain after trees have been cut down
b. an area so littered
Debris, such as logs, chunks of wood, bark, and branches, in an open forest tract.
A radar beacon reply displayed as an elongated target on a radarscope.