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slider

[slahy-der] /ˈslaɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that slides.
2.
Baseball. a fast pitch that curves slightly and sharply in front of a batter, away from the side from which it was thrown.
3.
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
1520-1530
1520-30; slide + -er1
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Examples from the web for slider
  • My guess is that the president is a slider-that is, someone who slides through life.
  • Ball movement is tracked a bit more accurately, so it's easier to spot the difference between a fastball and slider.
  • And unlike other, flimsier slider phones, the plastic hardware isn't chintzy.
  • Pinch-to-zoom and tap-to-zoom both work great, and there is a popover slider to adjust brightness.
  • What first appears to be a volume slider is in fact a brightness control.
  • The volume slider also is curved, to the right of the circular video control.
  • Aside from the light pen there was the tracking ball and a slider on a pivot.
  • There is a strength slider and a selection to optimize for speech or music.
  • He threw a fastball that sank, a slider and a screwball out of a variety of pitching motions.
  • His control of his fastball was better and his changeup and slider were improved, too.
Word Origin and History for slider
n.

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

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