from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that slides.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A small hamburger served on a small bun, usually as a snack or appetizer.
  • noun Any of various turtles of the genus Trachemys, especially T. scripta subsp. elegans of North America, having a red stripe behind the eye and often kept as a pet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which slides.
  • noun 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.
  • noun plural Drawers.
  • A Middle English form of slidder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete See slidder.
  • noun One who, or that which, slides; especially, a sliding part of an instrument or machine.
  • noun (Zoöl.), Local, U. S. The red-bellied terrapin (Pseudemys rugosa).
  • noun (Zoöl.) any of several North American freshwater turtles of the genus Chrysemis; some, such as C. scripta are sold commercially as pets.
  • noun (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).
  • noun a form of rotary pump.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Agent noun of slide: one who slides.
  • noun 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.
  • noun cricket A similar delivery in which the wrist and ring finger work to impart backspin to the ball.
  • noun A small hamburger.
  • noun curling A piece of teflon or similar material attached to a curling shoe that allows the player to slide along the ice.
  • noun graphical user interface A widget allowing the user to select a value or position on a sliding scale.
  • noun US, dialect Pseudemys rugosa, the red-bellied terrapin.

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

  • noun a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
  • noun freshwater turtle of United States and South America; frequently raised commercially; some young sold as pets
  • noun someone who races the luge
  • noun a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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