- a person or thing that slides.
- Baseball. a fast pitch that curves slightly and sharply in front of a batter, away from the side from which it was thrown.
- 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.
- a small burger on a bun: beef and lamb sliders.
Origin of slider
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Examples from the Web for slider
Use the slider to see how the London Borough of Newham has changed following the construction of the Olympic Park.Interactive Map: London’s Olympic Transformation
Michael Keller, Sarah Hedgecock
July 14, 2012
While White Castle created the slider back in 1921, this mini, flat burger has become ubiquitous in more recent times.6 Food Trends That Should Disappear
Jacquelynn D. Powers
June 25, 2010
A slider's performance, we wrote in March, is a "poisonous influence."The Year's Hottest Business Topics
Jack And Suzy Welch
December 18, 2008
The other end of the slider was twisted into a loop for hooking to the gunner's lanyard.
Lying in the composition was the roughened end of a wire "slider."
Thus it was that Janet had no fear of Slider, the pet alligator.
About the only quiet ones were the white rats and mice, and Slider, the alligator.
What Phil meant to do, with Slider's help, was drag the lake in this vicinity.The Auto Boys' Mystery
James A. Braden
Word Origin and History for slider
1520s, "skater," agent noun from slide (v.). As a type of terrapin, from 1877; as a type of baseball pitch, 1936.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper