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. (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.
  8. (graphical user interface, Internet) A slideshow on a web page.
  9. (US, dialectal) Pseudemys rugosa, the red-bellied terrapin.
  10. (skydiving) A rectangle of fabric that helps produce an orderly parachute deployment.
  11. Synonym of slide (child's play equipment)

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English slidor, from Proto-Germanic *slidraz.

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

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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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slider (rare)

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

From Old English sliderian.

Verb[edit]

slider

  1. Alternative form of slideren

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Noun[edit]

slider m (plural sliders or slider)

  1. (baseball) slider