slice


slice
slice [slīs]
n.
[ME < OFr esclice < esclicier, to slice < Frank slizzan, akin to SLIT]
1. a relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume [a slice of apple]
2. a part, portion, or share [a slice of one's earnings]
3. any of various implements with a flat, broad blade, as a spatula
4.
a) the path of a hit ball that curves away to the right from a right-handed player or to the left from a left-handed player
b) a ball that follows such a path
vt.
sliced, slicing
1. to cut into slices
2.
a) to cut off as in a slice or slices: often with off, from, away, etc.
b) to cut across or through like a knife
3. to separate into parts or shares [sliced up the profits]
4. to use a SLICE (n. 3) to spread, remove, etc.
5. to hit (a ball) in a SLICE (n. 4a)
vi.
1. to cut (through) like a knife [a plow slicing through the earth]
2.
a) to be hit in a SLICE (n. 4a)
b) to hit a ball in a SLICE (n. 4a)
slicer
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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