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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  • n. analog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations; have been replaced by pocket calculators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.

    The Computer I Want for Christmas, and Other Thoughts

  • Space Service gets around to putting two and two together on the slipstick.

    Next Door, Next World

  • But somebody produced a slipstick and began to juggle it expertly.

    Sand Doom

  • Nozomi Entertainment over the last year, 2004's hilarious slipstick ninja comedy Antenna

  • "I wouldn't attempt it without a slipstick; I'm confused.

    Between Planets

  • 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. "

    Masters of Space


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  • Slang for the sliderule.

    January 4, 2007