[ slahy-der ]
/ ˈslaɪ dər /


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.

Nearby words

  1. slide trombone,
  2. slide valve,
  3. slide-action,
  4. slide-rule,
  5. slidell,
  6. slideshow,
  7. slideway,
  8. sliding,
  9. sliding fit,
  10. sliding flap

Origin of slider

First recorded in 1520–30; slide + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slider

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