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Meaning of slice

slice

Pronunciation: (slīs), [key]
— n., v., sliced, slic•ing.
—n.
  1. a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread.
  2. a part, portion, or share: a slice of land.
  3. any of various implements with a thin, broad blade or part, as for turning food in a frying pan, serving fish at the table, or taking up printing ink; spatula.
    1. the path described by a ball, as in baseball or golf, that curves in a direction corresponding to the side from which it was struck.
    2. a ball describing such a path.
  4. a stroke executed by hitting down on the ball with an underhand motion and thus creating backspin.
—v.t.
  1. to cut into slices; divide into parts.
  2. to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife: The ship sliced the sea.
  3. to cut off or remove as a slice or slices (sometimes fol. by off, away, from, etc.).
  4. to remove by means of a slice, slice bar, or similar implement.
  5. to hit (a ball) so as to result in a slice.
—v.i.
  1. to slice something.
  2. to admit of being sliced.
    1. (of a player) to slice the ball.
    2. (of a ball) to describe a slice in flight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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