slider

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slide +‎ -er.

The meaning "small hamburger" was originally used to describe onion-steamed small burgers at White Castle restaurants, formerly spelt "Slyder".

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slider (plural sliders)

  1. Agent noun of slide: one who slides.
  2. A sliding door.
  3. (baseball) A pitch thrown with added pressure by middle and ring fingers yielding a combination of backspin and sidespin, resulting in a motion to the left when thrown by a right handed pitcher.
    The closer had a wicked slider that was almost unhittable.
  4. (cricket) A similar delivery in which the wrist and ring finger work to impart backspin to the ball.
  5. A small hamburger.
    We ordered five sliders.
  6. (curling) A piece of Teflon or similar material attached to a curling shoe that allows the player to slide along the ice.
  7. The movable part of a zip fastener that opens or closes the row of teeth.
  8. (graphical user interface) A widget allowing the user to select a value or position on a sliding scale.
    • 2008, Paul McFedries, Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed (page 186)
      In the Vista Volume Mixer tool, when you move the speaker volume slider, the program sliders move along with it.
  9. (graphical user interface, Internet) A slideshow on a web page.
  10. (US, dialect) the red-bellied terrapin (Pseudemys rubriventris, syn. Pseudemys rugosa).
  11. (skydiving) A rectangle of fabric that helps produce an orderly parachute deployment.
  12. Synonym of slide (child's play equipment)
  13. An open-toed and backless sandal
    • 2019, Stormzy, Vossi Bop
      Catch me up in snowin, in my sliders and my shorts
      Chicks tryna get my brotha Flips to share his thoughts

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English slidor, from Proto-West Germanic *slidr.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsliːdər/, /ˈslidər/, /ˈsliðər/

Adjective[edit]

slider

  1. Causing slips; having low friction; greasy or slithery.
  2. Like a liquid, flowing, inviscid.
  3. (rare) Untrustworthy, bound to slip.
  4. (rare) Even; having a smoothened surface.
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: slidder, slither (obsolete as an adjective)
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Adverb[edit]

slider (rare)

  1. Unsurely, unsteadily.
  2. Done without difficulty.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

slider

  1. Alternative form of slideren

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈlaideɾ/, [esˈlai̯.ð̞eɾ]

Noun[edit]

slider m (plural sliders or slider)

  1. (baseball) slider

Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English slideren, from Old English sliderian, from Proto-West Germanic *slidrōn.

Verb[edit]

slider

  1. to slip

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith