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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Brantley pulled a first-pitch slider down the right-field line. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros begin road trip with loss to Reds," 18 June 2019 Chacin then bounced a slider to Hunter Renfroe that got past catcher Yasmani Grandal and rolled to the backstop while Hosmer ran in to score. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lucchesi’s strong outing, Machado’s homer help Padres past Brewers," 18 June 2019 Garrett, who entered with two outs and two runners on base, hung a slider on his first pitch to Michael Brantley, which was drilled down the right-field line. Bobby Nightengale,, "Luis Castillo, Cincinnati Reds bullpen hold off Houston Astros to win series opener," 17 June 2019 With one out in the eighth inning of a 2-2 game and Chris Taylor on second base, Dodgers catcher Russell Martin reached out for a low-and-away Steve Cishek two-strike slider and poked a soft single to left field. Mike Digiovanna,, "Daring decision by Dodgers third-base coach pays off in 3-2 win over Cubs," 17 June 2019 Amed Rosario drove a high fastball over the wall in right-center and Dominic Smith did likewise with a hanging slider. Henry Schulman,, "Giants, Mark Melancon lose finale of nine-game trip, but Shaun Anderson impresses again," 6 June 2019 In addition to powerful processors and battery, Lenovo includes a physical slider to cover the webcam when not in use as well as a secure fingerprint reader. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Touchscreen Laptops of 2019," 30 Apr. 2019 The fastball/slider combination of Ryne Harper works well. Tom Verducci,, "The Slow Death of the Proven Closer," 5 June 2019 Cut slider rolls horizontally (do not break apart) and place bottom halves on a platter. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Hawaiian Pork Pull-Apart Rolls," 20 May 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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