Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A slip or twig taken from the side; an oblique offshoot: hence, an unacknowledged or illegitimate child.
  • noun A division at the side of the stage of a theater, where the scenery is slipped off and on.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See skid, below.
  • intransitive verb See skid, below.

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    To Let

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

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • 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.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • 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.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • 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.

    The Horror of the Heights

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