\ ˈslīp \

Definition of slipe

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 dialectal, British : to remove an outer covering from : peel, pare, strip
2 dialectal, British : to cut off : slice


noun (1)
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variants: or slipe wood
plural -s

Definition of slipe (Entry 2 of 4)

: pulled wool removed from skins by a lime process


noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of slipe (Entry 3 of 4)

dialectal, England


noun (3)
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plural -s

Definition of slipe (Entry 4 of 4)

dialectal British & Midland
: a thin narrow strip especially of land

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History and Etymology for slipe

Transitive verb

Middle English slypen

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Middle Low German slīpe, slēpe; akin to Middle Low German slippen to slip

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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“Slipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slipe. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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