slid·​er | \ ˈslī-dər How to pronounce slider (audio) \

Definition of slider

1 : one that slides
2 : a freshwater turtle (Trachemys scripta synonym Pseudemys scripta) chiefly of the southeastern U.S. especially : one (T. scripta elegans) usually having a red stripe behind each eye and often sold as a pet
3 : a fast baseball pitch that breaks slightly in the same direction as a curve
4 : a very small meat sandwich typically served on a bun especially : a small hamburger

Examples of slider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He's also struck out 18 in 11⅓ innings while throwing his slider 59.8% of the time and a sinker that averages 96.1 mph. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 July 2021 Todd Gold saw a pitcher who could add to his sinker/slider mix and emerge as more than a one-inning reliever., 18 July 2021 As the name implies, slider windows are horizontal frames with panes that can either slide from the left or the right. Madison Yauger, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 July 2021 Hendriks wore a microphone on the mound for the television broadcast and heard cursing loudly after an errant slider to Omar Narváez. Ronald Blum, Chron, 14 July 2021 The 18-year-old Jobe is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander with a 99 mph fastball and arguably the best slider in the draft class. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 12 July 2021 Bachman’s slider can induce whiffs or weakly hit ground balls. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2021 Maeda had his second straight scoreless start and kept Detroit's hitters off-balance with his slider and split-finger fastball. Brian Hall, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 His fastball reaches 99 mph to go along with a cutter, slider and changeup. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 9 July 2021

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First Known Use of slider

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jul 2021

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“Slider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of slider

baseball : a fast pitch that curves slightly in the air
: something that slides

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