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- n. A slide rule.
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- n. analog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations; have been replaced by pocket calculators
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That a Heinlein character is nicknamed “slipstick” for his proficiency with the slide rule is a minor lapse of imagination in a future of moving highways, extraterrestrial colonies, asteroid mining, interstellar travel, near-immortality and other technological marvels.
Space Service gets around to putting two and two together on the slipstick.
But somebody produced a slipstick and began to juggle it expertly.
Nozomi Entertainment over the last year, 2004's hilarious slipstick ninja comedy
"I wouldn't attempt it without a slipstick; I'm confused.
Mine will be a cuddly little brunette that thinks a slipstick is some kind of lipstick and that an isotope's something good to eat. "