sloper

sloper

[sloh-per]
noun
1.
a person or thing that slopes.
2.
Tailoring. a basic pattern developed on paper by drafting or in cloth by draping, but with seam allowances omitted, used as a tool to create other patterns.

Origin:
slope + -er1

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slope (sləʊp)
 
vb
1.  to lie or cause to lie at a slanting or oblique angle
2.  (intr) (esp of natural features) to follow an inclined course: many paths sloped down the hillside
3.  (intr; foll by off, away, etc) to go furtively
4.  (tr) military (formerly) to hold (a rifle) in the slope position (esp in the command slope arms)
 
n
5.  an inclined portion of ground
6.  (plural) hills or foothills
7.  any inclined surface or line
8.  the degree or amount of such inclination
9.  maths
 a.  (of a line) the tangent of the angle between the line and another line parallel to the x-axis
 b.  the first derivative of the equation of a curve at a given point
10.  (formerly) the position adopted for British military drill when the rifle is rested on the shoulder
11.  slang, derogatory (US) a person from Southeast Asia, especially a Vietnamese
 
[C15: short for aslope, perhaps from the past participle of Old English āslūpan to slip away, from slūpan to slip]
 
'sloper
 
n
 
'sloping
 
adj
 
'slopingly
 
adv
 
'slopingness
 
n

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