[ slahy-der ]

  1. a person or thing that slides.

  2. Baseball. a pitch similar to a curveball but one in which the ball rolls or slides, rather than spins, out of the pitcher’s hand and, like a curveball, drops and veers as it approaches home plate, sharply but with less of a curve: Johnson’s unhittable slider made him one of the best pitchers in the history of the game.: Compare cut fastball.

  1. 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.

  2. a small burger on a bun: beef and lamb sliders.

Origin of slider

First recorded in 1520–30; 1930–35 for def. 2; slide + -er1

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

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