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

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Other recent updates include the installation of 33 solar panels to a tune of about $46,000, dual-pane windows and sliders, new copper pipes, and fresh interior and exterior paint. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Updated private home in Cupertino," 14 Aug. 2019 Renfroe followed with another single, on a 90 mph slider, that scored Machado. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres pound Syndergaard, Mets," 24 July 2019 Catering options included pasta, pizza, and sliders, as requested by Kate Middleton herself. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Prince William Smiles With Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis in a Previously Unseen Photo," 23 July 2019 Lopez might have gotten away with a couple of those sliders, pitches that did not bite but instead appeared to spin over the plate. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks hold down Goldschmidt, beat Cardinals to kick off second half," 12 July 2019 Guests rented ice skates and bowled for a few hours while snacking on burger sliders, pizzas, and french fries. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, " Beauty Director Jenna Rosenstein Mixed Art Deco with a Star Wars Obsession for her Wedding in Miami Beach," 11 July 2019 And also his breaking ball (most often a slider) has been more consistent, too. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "3 big keys to the Rockies’ second-half playoff chances," 7 July 2019 After Reyes popped out behind the plate, Manny Machado sent a 1-1 slider 399 feet to left field. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Orioles come back to take one from Padres," 30 July 2019 The average velocity of Bedrosian’s fastball (92.9 mph) and slider (83.1 mph) hasn’t really changed, but his pitch mix has. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, "Cam Bedrosian is Angels’ situational lefty even though he’s right-handed," 29 July 2019

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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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