from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A moving pavement / sidewalk


From slide + sidewalk (Wiktionary)


  • Do you really need him to describe what a "slidewalk" is when reading "The Roads Must Roll" or Glory Road?

    Explain Me This

  • Who is attributed with inventing the term "slidewalk"?

    May 2007

  • The slidewalk was the slowest of Robot City’s powered transportation systems.


  • Teresa Nielsen Hayden talks about the original inventor of the slidewalk.

    July 2009

  • Tally landed softly, as easy as stepping from a slidewalk.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Tally waved her arms, almost regaining her balance, but one last step took her onto another slidewalk going the opposite way, which spun her around and dumped her on her back, spread-eagled and staring dumbfoundedly up at the sky.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • In fact, the closer of the two had stone letters cut into it spelling out TOWN HALL, and most of the slidewalk step-offs were labeled with the names of city agencies.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • She was still being carried along by the slidewalk.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Stepping over onto the opposite slidewalk, Tally headed back toward the pad.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • A young pretty stepped onto the slidewalk beside her, and Tally decided to see if she could pass for a local.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet


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