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Petticoat vs. Slip — What's the Difference?

Petticoat vs. Slip — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Petticoat and Slip

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Petticoat

A petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing, a type of undergarment worn under a skirt or a dress. Its precise meaning varies over centuries and between countries.
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Slip

To move smoothly, easily, and quietly
Slipped into bed.
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Petticoat

A girl's or woman's undergarment, worn under a dress or skirt, that is often full and trimmed with ruffles or lace. Also called pettiskirt.
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Slip

To move stealthily; steal
Slipped out the back door.
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Petticoat

Relating to or characteristic of women.
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Slip

To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint
Slipped out of the wrestler's hold.
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Petticoat

(historical) A tight, usually padded undercoat worn by men over a shirt and under the doublet.
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Slip

To put on or remove a piece of clothing smoothly or quietly
Slipped into a nightgown.
Slipped out of the shirt.
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Petticoat

(historical) A woman's undercoat, worn to be displayed beneath an open gown.
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Slip

To slide involuntarily and lose one's balance or foothold.
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Petticoat

(historical) A fisherman's loose canvas or oilcloth skirt.
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Slip

To move accidentally out of place or fail to gain traction
The gear slipped.
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Petticoat

A type of ornamental skirt or underskirt, often displayed below a dress; chiefly in plural, designating a woman's skirts collectively.
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Slip

To pass gradually, easily, or imperceptibly into a different state
He slipped into a coma.
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Petticoat

A light woman's undergarment worn under a dress or skirt, and hanging either from the shoulders or (now especially) from the waist; a kind of slip, worn to make the skirt fuller, or for extra warmth.
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Slip

To decline from a former or standard level; fall off
The senator's popularity has slipped.
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Petticoat

(slang) A woman.
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Slip

To elapse, especially quickly or without notice
The days slipped by.
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Petticoat

(historical) A bell-mouthed piece over the exhaust nozzles in the smokebox of a locomotive, strengthening and equalising the draught through the boiler-tubes.
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Slip

To fall into fault or error. Often used with up.
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Petticoat

(transitive) To dress in a petticoat.
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Slip

To place or insert smoothly and quietly
She slipped the letter into her pocket.
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Petticoat

(dated) Feminine; female; involving a woman.
Petticoat influence
A petticoat affair
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Slip

To insert (a remark, for example) unobtrusively
Managed to slip his criticisms in before the end of the meeting.
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Petticoat

A loose under-garment worn by women, and covering the body below the waist.
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Slip

To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly
Slip on a sweater.
Slipped off her shoes.
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Petticoat

Undergarment worn under a skirt
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Slip

To get loose or free from; elude
Slipped his pursuers.
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Slip

To fail to be remembered by
Her name slips my memory.
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Slip

To release, loose, or unfasten
Slip a knot.
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Slip

To unleash or free (a dog or hawk) to pursue game.
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Slip

To give birth to prematurely. Used of animals.
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Slip

To dislocate (a bone).
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Slip

To pass (a knitting stitch) from one needle to another without knitting it.
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Slip

To make a slip from (a plant or plant part).
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Slip

The act or an instance of slipping or sliding.
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Slip

An accident or mishap, especially resulting in a fall.
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Slip

An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
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Slip

A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing
A slip of the tongue.
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Slip

A docking place for a ship between two piers.
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Slip

A slipway.
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Slip

(Nautical) The difference between a vessel's actual speed through water and the speed at which the vessel would move if the screw were propelling against a solid.
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Slip

A woman's undergarment of dress length with shoulder straps.
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Slip

A half-slip.
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Slip

A pillowcase.
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Slip

A smooth crack at which rock strata have moved on each other.
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Slip

A small fault.
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Slip

The relative displacement of formerly adjacent points on opposite sides of a fault.
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Slip

The difference between optimal and actual output in a mechanical device.
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Slip

Movement between two parts where none should exist, as between a pulley and a belt.
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Slip

A sideways movement of an airplane when banked too far.
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Slip

A part of a plant cut or broken off for grafting or planting; a scion or cutting.
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Slip

A long narrow piece; a strip.
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Slip

A slender youthful person
A slip of a child.
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Slip

A small piece of paper, especially a small form, document, or receipt
A deposit slip.
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Slip

A narrow pew in a church.
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Slip

Thinned potter's clay used for decorating or coating ceramics.
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Slip

(intransitive) To lose one’s traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
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Slip

(intransitive) To err.
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Slip

(intransitive) To accidentally reveal a secret or otherwise say something unintentional.
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Slip

(intransitive) To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; often with out, off, etc.
A bone may slip out of place.
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Slip

(transitive) To pass (a note, money, etc.), often covertly.
She thanked the porter and slipped a ten-dollar bill into his hand.
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Slip

(transitive) To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
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Slip

(intransitive) To move quickly and often secretively; to depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding.
Some errors slipped into the appendix.
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Slip

To move down; to slide.
Profits have slipped over the past six months.
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Slip

To release (a dog, a bird of prey, etc.) to go after a quarry.
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Slip

Clipping of sideslip: To fly with the longitudinal axis misaligned with the relative wind.
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Slip

To remove the skin of a soft fruit, such as a tomato or peach, by blanching briefly in boiling water, then transferring to cold water so that the skin peels, or slips, off easily.
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Slip

(obsolete) To omit; to lose by negligence.
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Slip

(transitive) To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of.
To slip a piece of cloth or paper
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Slip

(transitive) To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place.
A horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
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Slip

To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
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Slip

To cause (a schedule or release, etc.) to go, or let it go, beyond the allotted deadline.
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Slip

An act or instance of slipping.
I had a slip on the ice and bruised my hip.
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Slip

A woman's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress to conceal unwanted nudity that may otherwise be revealed by the skirt or dress itself; a shift.
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Slip

A slipdress.
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Slip

A mistake or error.
A slip of the tongue
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Slip

(nautical) A berth; a space for a ship to moor.
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Slip

(nautical) A difference between the theoretical distance traveled per revolution of the propeller and the actual advance of the vessel.
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Slip

(nautical) A slipway.
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Slip

(medicine) A one-time return to previous maladaptive behaviour after cure.
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Slip

(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.)
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Slip

A number between 0 and 1 that is the difference between the angular speed of a rotating magnetic field and the angular speed of its rotor, divided by the angular speed of the magnetic field.
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Slip

A leash or string by which a dog is held; so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.
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Slip

An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion.
He gave the warden the slip and escaped from the prison.
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Slip

(aviation) sideslip
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Slip

A portion of the columns of a newspaper etc. struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.
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Slip

(dated) A child's pinafore.
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Slip

An outside covering or case.
A pillow slip
The slip or sheath of a sword
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Slip

(obsolete) A counterfeit piece of money, made from brass covered with silver.
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Slip

Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
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Slip

A particular quantity of yarn.
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Slip

A narrow passage between buildings.
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Slip

(US) A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
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Slip

(mining) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
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Slip

(engineering) The motion of the centre of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horizontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed it would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.
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Slip

(electrical) The difference between the actual and synchronous speeds of an induction motor.
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Slip

(telecommunications) The positional displacement in a sequence of transmitted symbols that causes the loss or insertion of one or more symbols.
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Slip

A fish, the sole.
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Slip

A twig or shoot; a cutting.
A slip from a vine
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Slip

(obsolete) A descendant, a scion.
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Slip

A young person (now usually with of introducing descriptive qualifier).
She couldn't hurt a fly, young slip of a girl that she is.
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Slip

A long, thin piece of something.
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Slip

A small piece of paper, especially one longer than it is wide, typically a form for writing on or one giving printed information.
A salary slip
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Slip

(marine insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwriters.
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Slip

(ceramics) A thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
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Slip

(obsolete) Mud, slime.
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Slip

To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
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Slip

To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip.
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Slip

To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; - often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
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Slip

To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work.
Thus one tradesman slips away,To give his partner fairer play.
Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away.
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Slip

To err; to fall into error or fault.
There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart.
Cry, "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.
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Slip

To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
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Slip

To omit; to loose by negligence.
And slip no advantageThat my secure you.
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Slip

To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.
The branches also may be slipped and planted.
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Slip

To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
Lucento slipped me like his greyhound.
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Slip

To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
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Slip

To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
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Slip

The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
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Slip

An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
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Slip

A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
A native slip to us from foreign seeds.
The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride.
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Slip

A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
Moonlit slips of silver cloud.
A thin slip of a girl, like a new moonSure to be rounded into beauty soon.
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Slip

A leash or string by which a dog is held; - so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.
We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips, in search of deer.
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Slip

An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip.
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Slip

A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.
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Slip

Any covering easily slipped on.
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Slip

A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver.
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Slip

Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
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Slip

Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts.
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Slip

A particular quantity of yarn.
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Slip

An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.
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Slip

An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip.
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Slip

A narrow passage between buildings.
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Slip

A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
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Slip

A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
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Slip

The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.
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Slip

A fish, the sole.
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Slip

A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively short slip, and long slip.
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Slip

The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips.
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Slip

The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor.
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Slip

A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwrites.
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Slip

A socially awkward or tactless act
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Slip

A minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
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Slip

Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
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Slip

A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
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Slip

A young and slender person;
He's a mere slip of a lad
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Slip

A place where a craft can be made fast
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Slip

An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall;
He blamed his slip on the ice
The jolt caused many slips and a few spills
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Slip

A slippery smoothness;
He could feel the slickness of the tiller
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Slip

Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
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Slip

A small sheet of paper;
A receipt slip
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Slip

A woman's sleeveless undergarment
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Slip

Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow;
The burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase
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Slip

An unexpected slide
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Slip

A flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
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Slip

The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
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Slip

Move stealthily;
The ship slipped away in the darkness
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Slip

Insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly;
He slipped some money into the waiter's hand
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Slip

Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner;
The wheels skidded against the sidewalk
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Slip

Get worse;
My grades are slipping
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Slip

Move smoothly and easily
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Slip

To make a mistake or be incorrect
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Slip

Pass on stealthily;
He slipped me the key when nobody was looking
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Slip

Pass out of one's memory
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Slip

Move out of position;
Dislocate joints
The artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically
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