[ slahyp ]
/ slaɪp /
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a sledge, drag, or sleigh.
verb (used with object), sliped, slip·ing.
to peel or strip the outer coating from, especially to peel bark from (a tree or twig).
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Origin of slipe
1425–75; late Middle English slypen< ?
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British Dictionary definitions for slipe
/ (slaɪp) /
- wool removed from the pelt of a slaughtered sheep by immersion in a chemical bath
- (as modifier)slipe wool
Word Origin for slipe
from English dialect
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