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[slahy-der] /ˈslaɪ dər/
a person or thing that slides.
Baseball. a fast pitch that curves slightly and sharply in front of a batter, away from the side from which it was thrown.
any of several freshwater turtles of the genus Chrysemys, of North America, having a smooth shell usually olive brown with various markings above and yellow below: some, especially C. scripta, are raised commercially and the young sold as pets, rarely surviving to adulthood.
Origin of slider
1520-30; slide + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here, it developed, slider had made his headquarters, so far as he may be said to have had anything of the kind in the woods.

    The Auto Boys' Mystery James A. Braden
  • Thus it was that Janet had no fear of slider, the pet alligator.

  • For slider had shown for Way a fondness that was both beautiful and pathetic.

    The Auto Boys' Mystery James A. Braden
  • About the only quiet ones were the white rats and mice, and slider, the alligator.

  • She lifted him up, put him on top of the slanting board and, just as he had done before, slider went sliding down.

  • Lying in the composition was the roughened end of a wire "slider."

  • Run a wire from the top post through the leading-in insulator and connect it with the slider of your tuning coil.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
Word Origin and History for slider

1520s, "skater," agent noun from slide (v.). As a type of terrapin, from 1877; as a type of baseball pitch, 1936.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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