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Definition of slip:

  1. A child's pinafore.
  2. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver.
  3. A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
  4. 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.
  5. A fish, the sole.
  6. 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.
  7. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
  8. A loose garment worn by a woman.
  9. A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwrites.
  10. A narrow passage between buildings.
  11. A particular quantity of yarn.
  12. 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.
  13. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
  14. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
  15. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip.
  16. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.
  17. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip.
  18. An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
  19. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
  20. Any covering easily slipped on.
  21. In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link.
  22. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
  23. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts.
  24. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
  25. The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor.
  26. 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 vessel's 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.
  27. The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips.
  28. The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like.
  29. To bring forth ( young) prematurely; to slink.
  30. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
  31. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. To err; to fall into error or fault.
  35. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
  36. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
  37. To move or fly ( out of place); to shoot; - often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
  38. To omit; to loose by negligence.
  39. To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip.


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