Schleifer

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noun Schlei·fer \ˈshlī-fər\

Definition of Schleifer

plural

Schleifers

  1. :  2slide 1c (1)

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Origin and Etymology of schleifer

borrowed from German, literally, “slider,” from schleifen “to drag, trail, slip” (going back to Middle High German sleifen, sleipfen, going back to Old High German sleifen, causative verb corresponding to Old High German slīfan “to slip, pass, decline”) + -er 2-er — more at 1slip


First Known Use: circa 1883


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