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slide

1. Rowing a sliding seat in a boat or its runners
2. a thin glass plate on which specimens are mounted for microscopic study
3. a positive photograph on a transparent base, mounted in a cardboard or plastic frame or between glass plates, that can be viewed by means of a slide projector
4. Machinery
a. a sliding part or member
b. the track, guide, or channel on or in which such a part slides
5. Music
a. the sliding curved tube of a trombone that is moved in or out to allow the production of different harmonic series and a wider range of notes
b. a portamento
6. Music
a. a metal or glass tube placed over a finger held against the frets of a guitar to produce a portamento
b. the style of guitar playing using a slide
7. Geology
a. the rapid downward movement of a large mass of earth, rocks, etc., caused by erosion, faulting, etc.
b. the mass of material involved in this descent

Slide

 

in machine building, that part of a metalcutting machine tool or other machine designed to move a tool, workpiece, or subassembly of the machine in two, usually perpendicular, directions; it usually has two guide systems. Slides are classified as longitudinal, transverse, and swing types. Medium-sized machines have solid slides, and heavy machine tools use box-shaped hollow slides. SCh 15–32 cast (pig) iron is mostly used. The fixed metal beams on which machine subassemblies, such as electric motors, are moved during operation are also called slides.

slide

[slīd]
(engineering)
A sloping chute with a flat bed.
A sliding mechanism.
(geology)
A vein of clay intersecting and dislocating a vein vertically, or the vertical dislocation itself.
A rotational or planar mass movement of earth, snow, or rock resulting from failure under shear stress along one or more surfaces.
(mechanical engineering)
The main reciprocating member of a mechanical press, guided in a press frame, to which the punch or upper die is fastened.
(mining engineering)
An upright rail fixed in a shaft with corresponding grooves for steadying the cages.
A trough used to guide and to support rods in a tripod when drilling an angle hole. Also known as rod slide.
(ordnance)
Sliding part of the receiver of certain automatic weapons.
Sliding catch on the breech mechanism of certain weapons.
References in classic literature ?
She makes me get up just at the same time every morning; she makes me wash, they comb me all to thunder; she won't let me sleep in the woodshed; I got to wear them blamed clothes that just smothers me, Tom; they don't seem to any air git through 'em, somehow; and they're so rotten nice that I can't set down, nor lay down, nor roll around anywher's; I hain't slid on a cellar-door for -- well, it 'pears to be years; I got to go to church and sweat and sweat -- I hate them ornery sermons
He said that's the ticket, and with him looking straight at me I slid myself into Bud's boots instead of my own, and he never noticed.
Now write, 'I am very sorry that Miss Wilson saw me when I slid down the banisters this evening.
Somebody's pack has slid from his back, Wish it were only mine