Sliding Slid"ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster]

2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That sliding science hath me made so bare. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one body meets with in sliding along the surface of another, as distinguished from rolling friction.

{Sliding gunter} (Naut.), a topmast arranged with metallic fittings so as to be hoisted and lowered by means of halyards.

{Sliding keel} (Naut), a movable keel, similar to a centeboard.

{Sliding pair}. (Mech.) See the Note under {Pair}, n., 7.

{Sliding rule}. Same as {Slide rule}, under {Slide}, n.

{Sliding scale}. (a) A scale for raising or lowering imposts in proportion to the fall or rise of prices. (b) A variable scale of wages or of prices. (c) A slide rule.

{Sliding ways} (Naut.), the timber guides used in launching a vessel. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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