Definition of ranchslider in English:

ranchslider

noun

NZ
  • A glazed sliding door which opens on to an outdoor area.

    ‘there are ranchsliders to a timber deck off the lounge’
    • ‘Watching the passing scenery from your bed through a ranchslider is a delicious treat.’
    • ‘In one corner I had a ranchslider and a bigger window put in so if I wanted to I could build living quarters if need be.’
    • ‘Her friends tried to pull her inside the house but her leg got caught in the ranchslider and the dog continued to bite her.’
    • ‘They used a spade to smash their way through a ranchslider.’
    • ‘The curtains by the ranchslider in the video don't show any sign of damp or mould.’
    • ‘He heard a heavy bang, before the glass in his ranchslider broke.’
    • ‘She escaped the carnage after the ranchslider caved in, raining glass into her lounge.’
    • ‘She was watching TV with her 13-year-old son when the ranchslider started to shake violently.’
    • ‘The shopping bags are piled up against the ranchslider when I return.’
    • ‘The ball bounced on the desk in front of me, then skated along the carpet towards the ranchslider.’

Origin

1950s: from ranch + slider.

Pronunciation

ranchslider

/ˈrɑːntʃˌslʌɪdə/