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 One focus, Montas said, was playing with his slider to control and vary break on the pitch. Matt Kawahara,, "A’s Frankie Montas looks ‘driven’ in training camp," 12 July 2020 Drag the slider below Ringers and Alerts to set the volume for all sounds. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time," 12 July 2020 Briefly: RHP Corey Kluber’s slider was impressive in a six-inning intrasquad outing Thursday. Dallas News, "Rangers’ Mike Minor says his impending free agency won’t distract him this season," 10 July 2020 Threw everything – cutter, slider, curveball change-up, fastball. John Fay, The Enquirer, "Michael Lorenzen wants to be an every-day pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds," 5 July 2020 Abel throws four pitches — a four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, curveball and a slider, the pitch that has garnered much hype this spring for its development. oregonlive, "Inside former Jesuit pitcher Mick Abel’s MLB draft night: A call from Bryce Harper, a ‘surreal moment’," 10 June 2020 In the distance, Hayden can see pro scouts with their cameras out, watching as his slider runs away from bats. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, "IU baseball recruit hits mid 90s with fastball, so pros are watching," 2 July 2020 During an abbreviated but dominant junior season, Jarvis routinely sat 94-96 mph with his fastball to go with a change-up and an improved slider. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks sign top pick Bryce Jarvis," 27 June 2020 In college, Mechals developed a swing-and-miss slider along with a changeup that vastly improved over his college career. oregonlive, "From McMinnville to the MLB: Coaches reflect on Kade Mechals’ journey," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of slider

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jul 2020

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“Slider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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