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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily and usually worn indoors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily.
  • n. Such a shoe intended for indoor use; a bedroom or house slipper.
  • n. A person who slips.
  • adj. slippery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, slips.
  • n. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.
  • n. A kind of apron or pinafore for children.
  • n. A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.
  • n. A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib.
  • adj. Slippery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Slippery.
  • Fluent; flowing.
  • n. A loose, light shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, generally for wearing indoors. Compare pantofle, and cut under poulaine.
  • n. A child's garment; especially, a child's slip.
  • n. Same as slipper-plant. See Pedilanthus.
  • n. A slipper-shaped pteropod. See Cymbuliidæ.
  • n. A glass-nautilus. See Carinaria.
  • n. A kind of iron slide or brake-shoe acting as a drag on the wheel of a heavy wagon in descending an incline; a skid. Also called slipper-drag.
  • n. One who or that which slips or lets slip; specifically, in coursing, the person who holds the couple of hounds in the leash, and lets both slip at the same instant on a given signal when the hare is started.
  • n. In mech.: A part which is adjustable by sliding, usually in the direction of its length, as a nozle or tube.
  • n. A steam-engine cross-head having somewhat the shape of a slipper. The piston-rod is attached to the part which is where the heel or counter would be, and the guides are under the sole. The connecting-rod vibrates over the toe part.
  • n. In cricket, one who fields in the slips, that is, in the part of the field behind the wicket and somewhat to the ‘off’ side.
  • n. Same as rosser.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
  • n. low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors

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From slip. (Wiktionary)

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