Slip"per (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, slips.

2.

A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.

3.

A kind of apron or pinafore for children.

4.

A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.

5. Mach.

A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib.

Slipper animalcule Zool., a ciliated infusorian of the genus Paramecium. -- Slipper flower.Bot. Slipperwort. -- Slipper limpet, ∨ Slipper shell Zool., a boat shell.

 

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Slip"per, a. [AS. slipur.]

Slippery.

[Obs.]

O! trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hope Of mortal men. Spenser.

 

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