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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Shawaryn, Boston’s No. 10 prospect according to, isn’t exactly trying to see Sale’s grip on his slider, or how Verlander runs his velocity up late into games. Shawn Mcfarland,, "Red Sox Prospect Mike Shawaryn Takes A Mental Approach To The Game," 11 July 2018 In Saturday’s eighth-inning outing against the San Francisco Giants, who reached him for a run but couldn’t tie the game, 20 of Hicks’ 25 pitches – all but his sliders – lit up the radar gun at a minimum of 100 mph. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "At 105 mph, Jordan Hicks is MLB's hardest thrower. What does that mean for his future?," 10 July 2018 The actual unlimited lunch menu includes smaller plates, such as crispy shrimp, a burger slider made with honey wasabi mayo, and pork dumplings. Lauren Delgado,, "First Bite: Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi's Sunday izakaya lunch," 9 July 2018 Treinen, aside from his fastball and sinker, has a biting slider that can warrant awkward swings just like the sinker. John Shea,, "A’s closer Blake Treinen sinks opposition while team soars," 5 July 2018 His slider snapped the edge of the zone against third baseman Todd Frazier for a strikeout. Andy Mccullough,, "Clayton Kershaw flashes talent and rust in return; Dodgers beat Mets 8-3," 24 June 2018 His change-up has improved throughout his time at Florida, as has his slider. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Who is Jackson Kowar, the Florida pitcher drafted by the Kansas City Royals?," 4 June 2018 The concoction—a Whopper with a hole in the middle—is only available at five locations in Boston, Miami, L.A., New York City and Salt Lake City, and guests will receive the middle cut out as a free slider. Madison Roberts,, "All the Places Where You Can Get Free Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day," 31 May 2018 Earlier, Reyes ambushed Daniel Hudson’s first-pitch slider for a single. Jeff Sanders,, "Padres' Franmil Reyes savoring teachable moments," 13 July 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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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