a thin-bladed knife or implement used for slicing, especially food: a cheese slicer.
a person or thing that slices.

1520–30; slice + -er1 Unabridged
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slice (slaɪs)
1.  a thin flat piece cut from something having bulk: a slice of pork
2.  a share or portion: a slice of the company's revenue
3.  any of various utensils having a broad flat blade and resembling a spatula
4.  in golf, tennis, etc
 a.  the flight of a ball that travels obliquely because it has been struck off centre
 b.  the action of hitting such a shot
 c.  the shot so hit
vb (when intr, usually foll by through) (when intr, foll by through) (usually foll by off, from, away, etc)
5.  to divide or cut (something) into parts or slices
6.  to cut in a clean and effortless manner
7.  to move or go (through something) like a knife: the ship sliced through the water
8.  to cut or be cut (from) a larger piece
9.  (tr) to remove by use of a slicing implement
10.  to hit (a ball) with a slice
11.  (tr) rowing to put the blade of the oar into (the water) slantwise
[C14: from Old French esclice a piece split off, from esclicier to splinter]

slicer (ˈslaɪsə)
1.  a machine that slices bread, etc, usually with an electrically driven band knife or circular knife
2.  electronics a limiter having two boundary values, the portion of the signal between these values being passed on

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Example sentences
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
Cut carrots into thin matchsticks, preferably using slicer.
Cut zucchini diagonally into paper-thin slices with slicer.
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