Definition of slider in English:

slider

noun

  • 1A knob or lever which is moved horizontally or vertically to control a variable, such as the volume of a radio.

    • ‘In another embodiment, sliders are carried in the support surface of the platen to minimize frictional contact with the moving belt.’
    • ‘An innovative technique for vacuum supply to the slider allows operation with no vacuum tubes, which lightens the slider.’
    • ‘The key-lock slider on the side of the phone doubles as a flash activator.’
    • ‘The manufacturing method for the improved sliders utilizes semiconductor processing techniques.’
    • ‘The slider includes a side rail disposed laterally along and between the respective lateral side and the trailing portion.’
    • ‘The closure mechanism further includes a slider having a plow.’
    • ‘If your mouse pointer is moving too fast, drag the slider to the slower side.’
    • ‘The player contains the expected transport controls as well as sliders for volume and balance, or pan position.’
    • ‘The audio engineer scrambled to his bank of sliders, to no avail: every mic was pegged into the red.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's more fun playing with big knobs and sliders.’
    • ‘Random pipes and spirals, and a control panel of unmarked knobs and sliders completed the B-movie feel.’
    • ‘‘And a bit unnerving for the rest of us,’ said Reg from the vast bank of sliders and other controls.’
    • ‘In either case you can control the volume by another slider.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There's a small slider switch on the side to switch between on, off and auto.’
    • ‘The slider is then moved along the rack to the ‘open’ position, which gives consumers access to the contents.’
    • ‘This was fixed by converting the gear lever to operation via an electrical slider controlled from the handlebars.’
    • ‘The nonactive rail has a greater width than the non-hook portion of the active rail, so the slider exhibits slight negative roll.’
    • ‘As regards the audio, there are three quality settings, and two volume sliders for the respective components of effects and music.’
  • 2A small hamburger or other hot sandwich made with a soft bun.

  • 3A North American freshwater turtle with a red or yellow patch on the side of the head.

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    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The red-ear slider turtle named Lucky is the only survivor of about 150 animals.’
    • ‘Why then don't red-eared sliders in this population, and turtles generally, produce several large offspring in a single burst of reproduction?’
    • ‘Neonatal sliders in North America generally remain in the nest over the winter before emerging the following spring.’
  • 4Baseball
    A pitch that moves laterally as it nears home plate.

    • ‘He finally understood the key to throwing his fastball was control, and his slider was much more consistent.’
    • ‘In the game, Cheney threw 228 pitches, including fastballs, knucklers, sliders and curveballs.’
    • ‘He was able to get his curveball over and was in control with his slider and changeup.’
    • ‘He hasn't had great control of his slider, and a few hanging changeups have been hit for homers.’
    • ‘The difference now, though, is Reichert is more willing to rely on his fastball and save the slider for his out pitch.’

Pronunciation:

slider

/ˈslʌɪdə/