One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A knob or lever that is moved horizontally or vertically to control a variable, such as the volume of a radio.
- ‘You tap the button to get the slider moving, tap it again to gauge your distance and then time your final tap to determine the direction.’
- ‘The audio engineer scrambled to his bank of sliders, to no avail: every mic was pegged into the red.’
- ‘An innovative technique for vacuum supply to the slider allows operation with no vacuum tubes, which lightens the slider.’
- ‘Random pipes and spirals, and a control panel of unmarked knobs and sliders completed the B-movie feel.’
- ‘The manufacturing method for the improved sliders utilizes semiconductor processing techniques.’
- ‘In another embodiment, sliders are carried in the support surface of the platen to minimize frictional contact with the moving belt.’
- ‘The slider includes a side rail disposed laterally along and between the respective lateral side and the trailing portion.’
- ‘In either case you can control the volume by another slider.’
- ‘The player contains the expected transport controls as well as sliders for volume and balance, or pan position.’
- ‘It's more fun playing with big knobs and sliders.’
- ‘The nonactive rail has a greater width than the non-hook portion of the active rail, so the slider exhibits slight negative roll.’
- ‘There's a small slider switch on the side to switch between on, off and auto.’
- ‘‘And a bit unnerving for the rest of us,’ said Reg from the vast bank of sliders and other controls.’
- ‘The key-lock slider on the side of the phone doubles as a flash activator.’
- ‘This was fixed by converting the gear lever to operation via an electrical slider controlled from the handlebars.’
- ‘If your mouse pointer is moving too fast, drag the slider to the slower side.’
- ‘The closure mechanism further includes a slider having a plow.’
- ‘We liked the ability to use the mouse and move a slider bar to speed up a ‘slow talker’ or slow down the playback of someone talking too fast.’
- ‘As regards the audio, there are three quality settings, and two volume sliders for the respective components of effects and music.’
- ‘The slider is then moved along the rack to the ‘open’ position, which gives consumers access to the contents.’
2SW English A structure or slope down which people can slide for pleasure; a slide.‘let's go down the slider!’
3A small hamburger or other hot sandwich made with a soft bun.
- ‘I loved my toppings of grilled onions and swiss, my husband loved his sliders with goat cheese and roasted red peppers, my mom followed my lead, and my son was equally happy with bacon and cheddar.’
- ‘Among the appetizers, one hit was a special of three sliders - mini Kobe beef burgers, each crowned with a small slice of pickled onion and perched on a little bun.’
- ‘Items like sirloin sliders, jerked pork medallions and leg of lamb were nicely complemented by shrimp pasta and chicken fettucini.’
- ‘The sandwich has become the house special—from the scrumptious steak slider with pickles and onions to the sinful Nutella dessert panini.’
- ‘Chef Shawn Knight is preparing roasted suckling pig, andouille sausage, pulled-pork sliders and other pigcentric dishes.’
- ‘These burgers, or sliders, come already adorned with ketchup, pickles and browned onions and cost only 89 cents.’
- ‘There are small plates and creative sandwiches like sirloin sliders with parmesan and caramelized onions in a red wine demi-glace.’
- ‘Perhaps its most serious competition are the ‘meatball sliders’, made with beef, veal and pork on tiny, bouncy garlic rolls.’
4A 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 pond slider (T. scripta). See also cooter
- ‘The red-ear slider turtle named Lucky is the only survivor of about 150 animals.’
- ‘Neonatal sliders in North America generally remain in the nest over the winter before emerging the following spring.’
- ‘Lillian's fascination with turtles began at age nine, when she received a red-eared slider as a pet.’
- ‘The pond slider has expanded its range through the careless release of pets into the wild.’
- ‘Why then don't red-eared sliders in this population, and turtles generally, produce several large offspring in a single burst of reproduction?’
A pitch that moves laterally as it nears home plate.
- ‘In the game, Cheney threw 228 pitches, including fastballs, knucklers, sliders and curveballs.’
- ‘He finally understood the key to throwing his fastball was control, and his slider was much more consistent.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He was able to get his curveball over and was in control with his slider and changeup.’
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