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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 slicers

Historical Examples

  • From the washers they are lifted by a conveyor B to a distributor C by which they are conveyed to the cutters or slicers.

    A Practical Handbook on the Distillation of Alcohol from Farm Products

    F. B. Wright

British Dictionary definitions for slicers


  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 slicers



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

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