Definition of slider in English:

slider

Syllabification: slid·er
Pronunciation: /ˈslīdər
 
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noun

  • 1A North American freshwater turtle with a red or yellow patch on the side of the head.
    • Genus Trachemys (or Pseudemys), family Emydidae: several species, in particular the red-eared (or pond) slider (T. scripta)
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    • The pond slider has expanded its range through the careless release of pets into the wild.
    • The red-ear slider turtle named Lucky is the only survivor of about 150 animals.
    • Lillian's fascination with turtles began at age nine, when she received a red-eared slider as a pet.
  • 2 Baseball A pitch that moves laterally as it nears home plate.
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    • In the game, Cheney threw 228 pitches, including fastballs, knucklers, sliders and curveballs.
    • The difference now, though, is Reichert is more willing to rely on his fastball and save the slider for his out pitch.
    • He hasn't had great control of his slider, and a few hanging changeups have been hit for homers.
  • 3 (usually sliders) A sliding door, especially one with a glass panel.
  • 4A small sandwich, typically no bigger than three inches across and served on a bun.
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    • Perhaps its most serious competition are the ‘meatball sliders’, made with beef, veal and pork on tiny, bouncy garlic rolls.
    • Chef Shawn Knight is preparing roasted suckling pig, andouille sausage, pulled-pork sliders and other pigcentric dishes.
    • The sandwich has become the house special—from the scrumptious steak slider with pickles and onions to the sinful Nutella dessert panini.
  • 5 Electronics A knob or lever that is moved horizontally or vertically to control a variable, such as the volume of a radio.
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    • The player contains the expected transport controls as well as sliders for volume and balance, or pan position.
    • This was fixed by converting the gear lever to operation via an electrical slider controlled from the handlebars.
    • ‘And a bit unnerving for the rest of us,’ said Reg from the vast bank of sliders and other controls.

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