slid·​er | \ˈslī-dər \

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

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And until Posey’s single, Norwood was deceptively successful thanks to use of a split-finger fastball to complement a sharp slider and 96-mph fastball. Mark Gonzales,, "Cubs reliever James Norwood shows promise in his debut: 'He had some great stuff'," 12 July 2018 Bundy worked ahead of Bird, who saw most of Bundy’s arsenal — four-seam fastballs, changeups and sliders — while fouling off four two-strike pitches before tagging a hanging curveball off the right-field foul pole to put the Yankees up 5-0. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Bundy suffers second straight rocky start since DL return in Orioles' 9-0 loss to Yankees," 11 July 2018 His stuff includes a mid-80s fastball along with a curveball, slider and change-up. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Max-imum effort: Max Engstrom settles down after the first inning in pitching St. Laurence past St. Rita," 11 July 2018 After hitting the first batter of the game, Ender Inciarte, on the foot with a slider and then allowing an RBI triple to budding young star Ozzie Albies, Chacín appeared to be anything but in control. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jhoulys Chacin, Hernan Perez come through when needed most to keep Brewers chugging along," 5 July 2018 Tellier, whose arsenal includes fastballs, curves, sliders, and changeups, had an excellent spring for Braintree High, posting a 2.10 ERA. Andrew Higginbottom,, "Braintree Legion players have something to prove," 29 June 2018 But the organization’s player development staff believed Keller turned a corner late in the year in terms of harnessing his repertoire, which included a lively fastball in the 93-94 mph range along with a slider and change-up. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Royals pitcher Brad Keller is Diamondbacks' Rule 5 loss," 22 June 2018 There are four spacious bedrooms—the master suite in its own wing with direct access to the pool, another one on the opposite side of the house, also with sliders, and yet a third with indoor-outdoor access—and three new bathrooms. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Nab this Donald Wexler midcentury pad in Palm Springs for $725K," 29 May 2018 Alcantara’s potential stems from a fastball that sits between 96 and 99, a two-seamer with movement and offspeed offerings like his changeup and slider. Matthew Defranks,, "Sandy Alcantara 'can’t wait to get out there' for Marlins debut Friday night," 28 June 2018

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1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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