Definition of nonslip in US English:



  • Designed to prevent slipping.

    ‘a nonslip bath mat’
    • ‘The council said the new ramp at the front of the hall will have a non-slip surface added to it so will not appeal to skateboarders.’
    • ‘Footwear must fit securely and have rubber non-slip soles.’
    • ‘Wear low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles and check your house for slippery surfaces that might cause you to trip or fall.’
    • ‘And the necessary non-slip flooring was not fitted in others.’
    • ‘Did he lose his footing as a result of inadequate provision of a non-slip surface around the pool and was that the cause of his injury?’
    • ‘The floors are concrete covered with non-slip rubber mats sealed together to prevent water and debris from getting underneath.’
    • ‘The rubberized, non-slip nosepiece was easy to bend to fit.’
    • ‘As well as the existing handrails, the slopes are also being laid with a non-slip surface.’
    • ‘Shoes or boots should have non-slip soles and walking aids should be fitted with rubber feet to ensure an adequate grip.’
    • ‘I prefer to use planks that have a ribbed, non-slip profile.’
    • ‘Paths should be wide, welcoming and non-slip when wet.’
    • ‘Children are actively encouraged to get in and make a splash: the granite's surface has been given a non-slip texture.’
    • ‘It provides a non-slip surface and is always there if needed.’
    • ‘If you use regular hangers instead, you might want to consider those with non-slip rubber to prevent the slacks from slipping off.’
    • ‘On your feet you should wear warm, dry, flat, non-slip shoes or boots.’
    • ‘The underside of the panelled floor can be painted any colour, and the glass is sandblasted for a raised texture and given an acid polish for a shiny non-slip surface.’
    • ‘Ergonomic, non-slip rubber handgrips make for easy holding.’
    • ‘Mr King said black non-slip strips had been placed along the corridor.’
    • ‘It is lined with non-slip diamond-cut neoprene for stability.’
    • ‘The stock and forearm are made of a grainy, black-plastic material with excellent non-slip characteristics.’