verb (slip, p, ing)
- An act or instance of slipping.
- A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress.
- A small piece of paper.
- A berth for a boat or ship.
- A mistake or error (slip of the tongue.)
- (uncountable) In ceramics, a thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
- (cricket) Any of several fielding positions to the off side of the wicket keeper, designed to catch the ball after being deflected from the bat; a fielder in that position (See first slip, second slip, third slip, fourth slip and fifth slip.)
- The difference between the speed of a rotating magnetic field and the speed of its rotor.
- (intransitive) To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
- (intransitive) To err.
- (transitive) To pass (a note, etc.)
Etymology: Slip comes from Old English slype, relative of slop, meaning liquid mud.
- 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : We slipped along the hedges, noiseless and swift...
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