Slam or SLAM may refer to:

In computer science:

  • Simultaneous localization and mapping, a technique used by robots and autonomous vehicles
  • SLAM project, a Microsoft Research project
  • Simulation Language for Analogue Modelling, a simulation language based on Fortran
  • Simulation Language for Alternative Modeling, a simulation language based on GASP

In music:

  • Slam (band), a techno and electronic production/DJ duo from Glasgow
  • Slam (Suburban Studs album), an album by Suburban Studs
  • Slam (Big Dipper album), an album by Big Dipper
  • Slam, an album by Dan Reed Network
  • Slam (Joe Lynn Turner album), an album by Joe Lynn Turner
  • "Slam" (Onyx song), a song by Onyx from Bacdafucup
  • "Slam", a song by Bow Wow
  • "Slam" / "Out Here", a single by Pendulum
  • Save Live Australian Music, a rally held on 23 February 2010, in central Melbourne, Australia

In novels:

  • Slam (novel), a novel by Nick Hornby
  • Slam!, a novel by Walter Dean Myers about a high school basketball star from Harlem
  • Slam, a novel by Lewis Shiner

In weaponry:

  • Supersonic Low Altitude Missile, a cancelled U.S. Air Force nuclear-powered cruise missile project of the 1950, nicknamed the flying crowbar
  • Standoff Land Attack Missile, an over-the-horizon, all-weather cruise missile developed in the 1970s
  • Selectable Light-weight Attack Munition, a small United States multi-purpose landmine
  • SLAMS (Space Land Air Missile Shield), a fictional anti-ballistic missile system from Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. and Tom Clancy's EndWar

In other uses:

  • S.L.A.M. (Strategic Long-Range Artillery Machine), a G.I. Joe vehicle accessory
  • Slam (film), a 1998 film starring Saul Williams and Beau Sia
  • SLAM Magazine, a basketball publication
  • Signaling lymphocytic activation molecule, a family of genes
  • Simultaneous localization and mapping, a concept in robotic and autonomous navigation
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, a group of hospitals
  • Slam, a bonus score in contract bridge
  • SLAM (clothing), manufacturer of clothing, based in Italy
  • Slam! Sports, a section of Canadian Online Explorer
  • Saint Louis Art Museum, in St. Louis Missouri
  • Slam, a baseball abbreviation for a grand slam

Famous quotes containing the word slam:

    to slam the door on all the days she’ll stay the same
    and never ask why and never think who to ask,
    to slam the door and rip off her orange blouse.
    Father, father, I wish I were dead.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Loach: What happened to your nose, Gittes? Somebody slam a bedroom window on it?
    J.J. Gittes: Nope, your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick.
    Robert Towne (b. 1936)

    You slam a politician, you make out he’s the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses.
    Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912–1981)