This is a golf shot which curves to the right, for a right-handed golfer. It is usually caused by an "over the top" swing and indicates a lack of skill at the game. It can be cured by a more correct grip or a more "in to out" swing, but many hackers cannot ever cure the slice. Good golfers will either hook the ball or hit a slight fade.

Slice (?), n. [OE. slice, sclice, OF. esclice, from esclicier, esclichier, to break to pieces, of German origin; cf. OHG. slIzan to split, slit, tear, G. schleissen to slit. See Slit, v. t.]

1.

A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.

2.

That which is thin and broad, like a slice. Specifically:

(a)

A broad, thin piece of plaster.

(b)

A salver, platter, or tray. [Obs.]

(c)

A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.

(d)

A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel. [Cant]

(e) (Shipbuilding)

One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.

(f) (Printing)

A removable sliding bottom to galley.

Slice bar, a kind of fire iron resembling a poker, with a broad, flat end, for stirring a fire of coals, and clearing it and the grate bars from clinkers, ashes, etc.; a slice.

 

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Slice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sliced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Slicing (?).]

1.

To cut into thin pieces, or to cut off a thin, broad piece from.

2.

To cut into parts; to divide.

3.

To clear by means of a slice bar, as a fire or the grate bars of a furnace.

 

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Slice, v. t. (Golf)

To hit (the ball) so that the face of the club draws across the face of the ball and deflects it.

 

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