slype

Definition of slype

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal English variant of slipe:3

slype

noun
\ ˈslīp \
plural -s

Definition of slype (Entry 2 of 2)

: a narrow passage specifically : one between the transept and chapter house or deanery in an English cathedral

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History and Etymology for slype

Noun

probably from Flemish slijpe place for slipping in and out, from Middle Flemish slijpen to slip, slip out; akin to Middle Dutch slippen to slip

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“Slype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slype. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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