Updated: 05/16/2020 by Computer Hope
Forward slash character

A slash is a term used to describe either a backward slash or forward slash, although today is most often used to only describe a forward slash.


A backward slash is more often referred to as a "whack."


Oblique is also sometimes used to describe a slash.

Internet address example

Below is an example of how a slash may be used when describing a URL (Internet address) to someone over the phone.

https <colon> <slash> <slash> <slash> oh.htm

is equal to

Keyboard terms, Slant, Whack