[ slahy-ser ]

  1. a thin-bladed knife or implement used for slicing, especially food: a cheese slicer.

  2. a person or thing that slices.

Origin of slicer

First recorded in 1520–30; slice + -er1

Words Nearby slicer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use slicer in a sentence

  • "Surely," he began again, in more impetuous tones, and then looked round at the labourer who turned the slicer.

  • Cut the heads of cabbage into quarters and shred on a cabbage slicer, or cutter.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for slicer


/ (ˈslaɪsə) /

  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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