slipware

noun
slip·​ware | \ ˈslip-ˌwer How to pronounce slipware (audio) \

Definition of slipware

: pottery coated with slip to improve or decorate the surface

Examples of slipware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among her recent works are a series of monumental wall hangings each made from dozens of slipware tiles adorned with compositions of symbols and patterns that seem to communicate fractured snippets of ancestral tales. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2021 According to Robert Hunter, an archaeologist and the editor of the journal Ceramics in America, research suggests that the slipware pottery found in Philadelphia was made by French or German potters working in the city. Peter Libbey, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'slipware.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of slipware

1883, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About slipware

Time Traveler for slipware

Time Traveler

The first known use of slipware was in 1883

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near slipware

slip up

slipware

slipway

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for slipware

Cite this Entry

“Slipware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slipware. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on slipware

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about slipware

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!