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  1. a thin-bladed knife or implement used for slicing, especially food: a cheese slicer.
  2. a person or thing that slices.
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Origin of slicer

First recorded in 1520–30; slice + -er1
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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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for slicer


  1. a machine that slices bread, etc, usually with an electrically driven band knife or circular knife
  2. electronics a limiter having two boundary values, the portion of the signal between these values being passed on
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Word Origin and History for slicer


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

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