from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device which slides or slips on two parts of a mechanism for their relative adjustment.


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  • The slip-catch was that the United States was handling the search like a top-secret, national security matter.

    The Season of the Machete

  • He could have gone direct by the front door into the street, so leaving her to her odd self; but, instead, he drew back the slip-catch of the garden door and opened it, self-consciously humming a tune.



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