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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 ?
One after another the savages, turning restlessly, appeared to resume their slumbers, and rejoicing at the stillness which prevailed, I was about to rise again from my couch, when I heard a slight rustling--a dark form was intercepted between me and the doorway--the slide was drawn across it, and the individual, whoever he was, returned to his mat.
Now and again he shook his head to clear the sweat trickling from his eyebrows, and it was then that George, watching his chance, would slide down the life-rail and swab his face quickly with a big red handkerchief.
Our planet's over-lighted if anything," says Captain Purnall at the wheel, as Cardiff-Bristol slides under.
There is the faint "szgee" of the rudder, and back slides the arrow to 6000 on a falling slant of ten or fifteen knots.
Dropping the hammer and pipe-wrench, but retaining pick and shovel, he climbed up the slide to where a vague line of outputting but mostly soil-covered rock could be seen.
He quested across the face of the slide to the opposite wall of the vein and back again.
And Rose crept through the slide to the wide shelf on the other side, being too hurried and puzzled to go round by the door.
I do hope it isn't Aunt Myra; she always scares me out of my wits asking how my cough is, and groaning over me as if I was going to die," said Rose, preparing to retire the way she came, for the slide, being cut for the admission of bouncing Christmas turkeys and puddings, was plenty large enough for a slender girl.
Billy circled wide of the slide and came down the canyon-wall, from tree to tree, as descending a ladder.
Then it up an' slides a piece of the skin off so as we can see it.
And away went the good-tempered old fellow down the slide, with a rapidity which came very close upon Mr.
Pickwick paused, considered, pulled off his gloves and put them in his hat; took two or three short runs, baulked himself as often, and at last took another run, and went slowly and gravely down the slide, with his feet about a yard and a quarter apart, amidst the gratified shouts of all the spectators.