non·​slip | \ ˌnän-ˈslip How to pronounce nonslip (audio) \

Definition of nonslip

: designed to reduce or prevent slipping

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Condos include nonslip flooring and emergency-call buttons in the bathroom and overlook a pétanque lawn and meditation pavilion. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "The Communities That Retired Rich Asians Call Home," 9 Oct. 2018 All Carly needed now were shoes with nonslip soles. NBC News, "Women addicted to opioids turn to sex work in West Virginia," 30 Apr. 2018 More than one-third of older adults injure themselves in the bathroom, says the AARP, making nonslip flooring a priority for many aging-in-place remodelers. Phillip Molnar,, "Ways to prepare your home for aging in place," 2 Oct. 2017 The park district has enough boards — which are made specifically for yoga and have a nonslip top — for Weyenberg and five participants. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Paddle board yoga a hit at Naperville's Centennial Beach," 19 Aug. 2017 Consider nonslip jar openers, electric can openers, and slip-on foam to enlarge small objects like pens and pencils. Angel Biasatti,, "Keeping your hands healthy and pain free this summer," 6 June 2017 Keep the dishes from sliding with a nonslip drawer liner made out of an old yoga mat. Jennifer Jones, Redbook, "How to Organize Your Junk Drawer So You Can Actually Find What You Need," 19 Apr. 2017

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonslip was in 1901

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English Language Learners Definition of nonslip

: made to prevent slipping : not allowing something to slide

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