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[slahy-ser] /ˈslaɪ sər/
a thin-bladed knife or implement used for slicing, especially food:
a cheese slicer.
a person or thing that slices.
Origin of slicer
First recorded in 1520-30; slice + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for slicer
Historical Examples
  • Take it up with a slicer, and neatly place it on a piece of toast.

    A Poetical Cook-Book Maria J. Moss
  • "Surely," he began again, in more impetuous tones, and then looked round at the labourer who turned the slicer.

  • Why, there was that Mrs. slicer six or seven years ago—you remember—that Cecil Grainger had such a deuce of a time with.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Mr. slicer, identifiable by the throat-clearing look which suffused his bleached, conservative face, was not deaf to her appeal.

  • A slicer for roasts has a wide, straight blade, twelve inches long, and rounded instead of pointed at the end.

    Carving and Serving Mrs. D. A. Lincoln
  • A tin bucket or can makes a good slicer for vegetables when no other slicer is at hand.

  • In my books, which happen to be the old books in this case, the accomplice is every bit as guilty as the man with the slicer.

    The Night of the Long Knives Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • It was a wagon stand in the time of Gillis, and slicer did not take charge of it until business had ceased on the road.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
British Dictionary definitions for slicer


a machine that slices bread, etc, usually with an electrically driven band knife or circular knife
(electronics) a limiter having two boundary values, the portion of the signal between these values being passed on
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for slicer

1520s, agent noun from slice (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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