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Curveball vs. Slider

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Curveballnoun

(baseball) A forespin pitch thrown by rotating the index and middle fingers down and resulting in motion down "curve"

β€˜He bit on a curveball in the dirt.’;

Slidernoun

Agent noun of slide: one who slides.

Curveballnoun

(by extension) An unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.

β€˜Life has thrown him a few curveballs.’;

Slidernoun

A sliding door.

Curveballverb

(baseball) To throw a curveball.

Slidernoun

(baseball) A pitch thrown with added pressure by middle and ring fingers yielding a combination of backspin and sidespin, resulting in a motion to the left when thrown by a right handed pitcher.

β€˜The closer had a wicked slider that was almost unhittable.’;

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Curveball

In baseball and softball, the curveball is a type of pitch thrown with a characteristic grip and hand movement that imparts forward spin to the ball, causing it to dive as it approaches the plate. Varieties of curveball include the 12–6 curveball, power curveball, and the knuckle curve.

Slidernoun

(cricket) A similar delivery in which the wrist and ring finger work to impart backspin to the ball.

Slidernoun

A small hamburger.

β€˜We ordered five sliders.’;

Slidernoun

(curling) A piece of Teflon or similar material attached to a curling shoe that allows the player to slide along the ice.

Slidernoun

(GUI) A widget allowing the user to select a value or position on a sliding scale.

Slidernoun

A slideshow on a web page.

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Slidernoun

Pseudemys rugosa, the red-bellied terrapin.

Slidernoun

(skydiving) A rectangle of fabric that helps produce an orderly parachute deployment.

Slidernoun

synonym of slide

Slideradjective

See Slidder.

Slidernoun

One who, or that which, slides; especially, a sliding part of an instrument or machine.

Slidernoun

The red-bellied terrapin (Pseudemys rugosa).

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Slidernoun

any of several North American freshwater turtles of the genus Chrysemis; some, such as C. scripta are sold commercially as pets.

Slidernoun

a fast pitch that breaks slightly just in front of the batter, in the same direction as a curve ball (i. e. , away from the side from which it was thrown).

Slidernoun

a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction

Slidernoun

someone who races the luge

Slidernoun

freshwater turtle of United States and South America; frequently raised commercially; some young sold as pets

Slidernoun

a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown

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