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.
  8. (US, dialect) Pseudemys rugosa, the red-bellied terrapin.
  9. (skydiving) A rectangle of fabric that helps produce an orderly parachute deployment.
  10. 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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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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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