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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The slider really wasn’t there the first three or four innings, kind of spotty. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles' Dylan Bundy steady again in win over Braves," 24 June 2018 While giving up two runs in one inning Tuesday, which raised his ERA to 6.33, Romo’s pitches floated more than dipped and darted, and his signature slider was mostly flat. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Rays reliever Sergio Romo embraces role as a pitching chameleon," 31 May 2018 My fastball command wasn’t that good; my slider was not really that good. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brandon Woodruff, Ji-Man Choi optioned back to Class AAA Colorado Springs," 23 May 2018 There are native red belly and peninsula cooter turtles, exotic red-eared sliders and enormous softshell turtles. Kevin Spear,, "Lake Eola turtles need sunbathing perches, says club's petition," 10 May 2018 The workouts range in length, and while some are bodyweight only, others require equipment such as an exercise ball, sliders, resistance bands, and dumbbells. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "Everything You Need to Know About 10 Popular at-Home Workout Programs," 13 Jan. 2019 Paisley wallpaper wrapped around the room as beef sliders, avocado toast, and sugary cream puffs were passed through the crowd. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Natalie Portman and Sia-Composed Songs Stole the Show at Last Night’s Premiere for Vox Lux," 14 Dec. 2018 Kershaw, battling poor fastball command and an erratic slider, left after giving up five runs in four innings. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Red Sox Roll Over Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series," 24 Oct. 2018 The fastball is already a plus-pitch that the 6-foot-5 righty complements with a slider, curveball and changeup. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Potential draft targets in Rangers' quest to develop a starting pitcher," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of slider

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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