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 In particular, his willingness to employ his full arsenal – his slider and changeup for strikeouts, his sinker for a groundout – suggests a pitcher whose mix gives him a chance to be a Red Sox rotation anchor for a long time. Alex Speier,, 20 Sep. 2022 On Tuesday, Rodriguez did the same, with his slider and changeup especially effective. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 6 Sep. 2022 His pitches — fastball, slider and changeup — aren't elite, but that didn't stop the organization from giving him an opportunity. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 7 Aug. 2022 Trying to involve evolve my pitches — my slider and my changeup — and just trying to become a better pitcher in that aspect of things. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 1 Aug. 2022 Gibaut has a four-pitch mix: four-seam fastball, cutter, slider and changeup. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 15 July 2022 Iglesias mostly uses a four-seam fastball, a slider and a changeup to left-handers and a sinker to right-handers. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2022 Cabrera, a 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic, used a fastball topping out at 99 mph with a slider and changeup to baffle Colorado’s lineup. Mike Cranston, Sun Sentinel, 1 June 2022 San Francisco had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth when Mike Yastrzemski singled and David Villar drove a center-cut, 2-and-2 slider from Kershaw for a two-run homer to right-center. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of slider

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

30 Sep 2022

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“Slider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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