American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that slides: The snowy hill was filled with young sliders.
- n. Baseball A fast pitch released with the index and middle fingers close together and slightly off center so that it breaks in the same direction as a curve ball as it approaches the plate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which slides. Specifically— A part of an instrument, apparatus, or machine that slides.
- n. The potter, skilpot, red-fender, or red-bellied terrapin, Pseudemys rugosa (or Chrysemys rubriventris), an inferior kind of terrapin or turtle sometimes cooked in place of the genuine Malacoclemmys palustris, or diamond-back. It is found chiefly along the eastern coast of the United States, about the Susquehanna river and other streams emptying into the Chesapeake. It attains a length of ten or eleven inches, and is used to adulterate terrapin stews.
- n. plural Drawers.
- A Middle English form of slidder.
- n. Agent noun of slide: one who slides.
- n. baseball A pitch thrown with added pressure by middle and ring fingers yielding a combination of backspin and sidespin, resulting in a motion to the left when thrown by a right handed pitcher.
- n. cricket A similar delivery in which the wrist and ring finger work to impart backspin to the ball.
- n. A small hamburger.
- n. curling A piece of teflon or similar material attached to a curling shoe that allows the player to slide along the ice.
- n. graphical user interface A widget allowing the user to select a value or position on a sliding scale.
- n. US, dialect Pseudemys rugosa, the red-bellied terrapin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete See slidder.
- n. One who, or that which, slides; especially, a sliding part of an instrument or machine.
- n. (Zoöl.), Local, U. S. The red-bellied terrapin (Pseudemys rugosa).
- n. (Zoöl.) any of several North American freshwater turtles of the genus Chrysemis; some, such as C. scripta are sold commercially as pets.
- n. (Baseball) a fast pitch that breaks slightly just in front of the batter, in the same direction as a curve ball (i. e. , away from the side from which it was thrown).
- n. a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
- n. freshwater turtle of United States and South America; frequently raised commercially; some young sold as pets
- n. someone who races the luge
- n. a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown
- slide + -er (Wiktionary)
“The term slider comes from the famous White Castle burger chain, the first of which opened in”
“I got into that situation where I went 3-2 with LeCroy and I thought, my slider is my big pitch and I just have to try and box him with one," Wickman said.”
“You're talking about a plus-plus fastball and a plus-plus changeup, and his slider is an average pitch.”
“Users may not instinctively know what the slider is for - although Apple, in OS X omit icons on the 'Finder' zoom slider.”
“My friend and I split the sirloin slider and the mini smoked bacon pizza.”
“I pull up the control panel for sound, the slider is dimmed.”
“Exclusive to Bell Mobility, this thin slider phone is packed with multimedia features, including a built-in MP3/WMA player, 1. 3-megapixel camera (with flash, zoom and up to one hour of video recording) and MMS (multimedia messaging services) to add photos, videos and sound to text messages.”
“Now with the new pc the slider is only working with explorer? what gives? the slider in firefox is scrolling only. with this new ultrasharp monitor some text is very small and the zoom would be nice!”
“But, as a programer, I spent all of my hours with Visual Studio and zoom slider is not useful for me.”
“He's locating his fastball, his slider is darting in and out and he's throwing a good changeup.”
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