Etymology
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slider (n.)

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

updated on October 11, 2013

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Definitions of slider from WordNet

slider (n.)
a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction;
Synonyms: skidder / slipper
slider (n.)
someone who races the luge;
Synonyms: luger
slider (n.)
freshwater turtle of United States and South America; frequently raised commercially; some young sold as pets;
Synonyms: yellow-bellied terrapin / Pseudemys scripta
slider (n.)
a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown;
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