Definitions

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

  • noun A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily and usually worn indoors.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Slippery.
  • Fluent; flowing.
  • noun A loose, light shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, generally for wearing indoors. Compare pantofle, and cut under poulaine.
  • noun A child's garment; especially, a child's slip.
  • noun Same as slipper-plant. See Pedilanthus.
  • noun A slipper-shaped pteropod. See Cymbuliidæ.
  • noun A glass-nautilus. See Carinaria.
  • noun A kind of iron slide or brake-shoe acting as a drag on the wheel of a heavy wagon in descending an incline; a skid. Also called slipper-drag.
  • noun One who or that which slips or lets slip; specifically, in coursing, the person who holds the couple of hounds in the leash, and lets both slip at the same instant on a given signal when the hare is started.
  • noun In mech.: A part which is adjustable by sliding, usually in the direction of its length, as a nozle or tube.
  • noun A steam-engine cross-head having somewhat the shape of a slipper. The piston-rod is attached to the part which is where the heel or counter would be, and the guides are under the sole. The connecting-rod vibrates over the toe part.
  • noun In cricket, one who fields in the slips, that is, in the part of the field behind the wicket and somewhat to the ‘off’ side.
  • noun Same as rosser.

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

  • adjective obsolete Slippery.
  • noun One who, or that which, slips.
  • noun A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.
  • noun A kind of apron or pinafore for children.
  • noun A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.
  • noun (Mach.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a ciliated infusorian of the genus Paramecium.
  • noun (Bot.) Slipperwort.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a boat shell.

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

  • noun A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily.
  • noun Such a shoe intended for indoor use; a bedroom or house slipper.
  • noun A person who slips.
  • adjective obsolete slippery

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 low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors

Etymologies

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From slip.

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