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slider

[slahy-der]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that slides.
  2. Baseball. a fast pitch that curves slightly and sharply in front of a batter, away from the side from which it was thrown.
  3. any of several freshwater turtles of the genus Chrysemys, of North America, having a smooth shell usually olive brown with various markings above and yellow below: some, especially C. scripta, are raised commercially and the young sold as pets, rarely surviving to adulthood.
  4. a small burger on a bun: beef and lamb sliders.

Origin of slider

First recorded in 1520–30; slide + -er1
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n.

1520s, "skater," agent noun from slide (v.). As a type of terrapin, from 1877; as a type of baseball pitch, 1936.

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