• Slip Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the brokers name and is initiated by the underwrites.
- (n.) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link.
- (n.) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips.
- (n.) The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor.
- (n.) An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.
- (n.) An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
- (n.) Any covering easily slipped on.
- (n.) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like.
- (n.) A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
- (n.) The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessels actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.
- (v. t.) To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
- (v. t.) To omit; to loose by negligence.
- (n.) A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver.
- (n.) Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
- (v. t.) To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
- (v. t.) To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
- (n.) A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
- (n.) To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
- (n.) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
- (n.) To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work.
- (n.) An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip.
- (n.) To err; to fall into error or fault.
- (n.) To slide; to lose ones footing or ones hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip.
- (n.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.
- (n.) A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
- (n.) Potters clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts.
- (n.) A loose garment worn by a woman.
- (v. t.) To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
- (n.) An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip.
- (n.) A narrow passage between buildings.
- (n.) A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.
- (n.) A particular quantity of yarn.
- (n.) A fish, the sole.
- (n.) To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
- (v. t.) To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.
- (n.) The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
- (n.) A childs pinafore.
- (n.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
- (n.) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively short slip, and long slip.
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• Slipshoe Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A slipper.
• Slippy Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Slippery.