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

A slash describes either a backward slash or a forward slash, although today, it usually describes a forward slash.


A backward slash is often called a "whack."


Oblique sometimes describes a slash.

Internet address example

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

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

is equal to

Keyboard terms, Punctuation, Slant, Typography terms, Whack