Definition for SLIP

SLIP, n.1

  1. A sliding; act of slipping.
  2. An unintentional error or fault. – Dryden.
  3. A twig separated from the main stock; as, the slip of a vine.
  4. A leash or string by which a dog is held; so called from its being so made as to slip or become loose by relaxation of the hand. – Shak.
  5. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion.
  6. A long narrow piece; as, a slip of paper. – Addison.
  7. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver. [Not in use.] – Shak.
  8. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge-tools. [Local.] Petty.
  9. A particular quantity of yarn. [Local.] – Barret.
  10. An opening between wharves or in a dock. [N. York.]
  11. A place having a gradual descent on the bank of a river or harbor, convenient for shipbuilding. – Mar. Dict.
  12. A long seat or narrow pew in churches. [United States.]

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