from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See skid, below.
  • intransitive v. See skid, below.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A slip or twig taken from the side; an oblique offshoot: hence, an unacknowledged or illegitimate child.
  • n. A division at the side of the stage of a theater, where the scenery is slipped off and on.
  • n. The tendency of the rear or driving pair of wheels of a smooth-tired motor-vehicle to slip sidewise when the surface of the roadway is coated with a thin film of slippery mud.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
  • n. an unexpected slide
  • v. slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Monticellis would come again now that it was the fashion for a picture to be anything except a picture; and the future of Johns, with a side-slip into Buxton Knights.

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  • Anderson was to side-slip to the right until he touched the left of Hoke, whose division would be in position before daylight.


  • On the bloody front where Lee's lieutenants had faced Grant for almost a fortnight it was apparent by the morning of May 21 that the Federals had undertaken another side-slip.


  • The whole operation, in fact, could be a swift side-slip to the right.


  • Unless met as Grant's flank march of May 7 was, the side-slip might put the Federals between Lee's army and Richmond.


  • The attenuated air gave no firm support to the wings, and the least tilt developed into side-slip, while she seemed sluggish on her controls.

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  • The TR uses the Greek word paratoma, which refers to "a side-slip, lapse, deviation, faults" (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance).

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  • Smith stared after the - rapidly disappearing figure and hoped to God that he didn't side-slip his way right over the edge of the precipice.

    Where Eagles Dare

  • His left-hand cords were pulled too far down, air was spilling from the parachute, and, still swaying madly, he was side-slipping to his left faster than any man Smith had ever seen side-slip a parachute before.

    Where Eagles Dare

  • Sometimes pilots have come out of a low cloud to find themselves dangerously close to the earth and in an awkward position, perhaps in a steep bank, a side-slip, or even in the terrifying nose-dive, and they have not had time to right themselves before crashing to earth.

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