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[slahy-ser] /ˈslaɪ sər/
a thin-bladed knife or implement used for slicing, especially food:
a cheese slicer.
a person or thing that slices.
Origin of slicer
1520-30; slice + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The slicer therefore wants to make the division equal, knowing he'll get stuck with the littler piece if he botches the job.
  • Peel kohlrabi bulbs with a small sharp knife, then cut into matchsticks with slicer.
  • Cut carrots into thin matchsticks, preferably using slicer.
  • Cut zucchini diagonally into paper-thin slices with slicer.
  • The slicer itself does not qualify for the production exemption.
  • When purchasing a slicer, be sure that it is designed to be durable enough to meet the characteristics described above.
  • slicer received a suspended sentence with three years' supervised probation.
  • The ham also could have been contaminated by contact with the slicer because the slicer had not been cleaned adequately.
  • The product to be diced is fed into a high-speed centrifugal slicer.
  • Duties include running slicer and fryer, preparing and packaging food, customer service and cleaning.
British Dictionary definitions for slicer


a machine that slices bread, etc, usually with an electrically driven band knife or circular knife
(electronics) a limiter having two boundary values, the portion of the signal between these values being passed on
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Word Origin and History for slicer

1520s, agent noun from slice (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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