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Definition: Slip dock
, n. [AS. slipe, slip.]
1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
3. 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. --Shak.
The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning.
4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
Moonlit slips of silver cloud. --Tennyson.
A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon
Sure to be rounded into beauty soon. --Longfellow.
5. 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. --Sir S.
6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give
one the slip. --Shak.
7. (Print.) 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.
8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically:
(a) A loose garment worn by a woman.
(b) A child's pinafore.
(c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
(d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.]
9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with
silver. [Obs.] --Shak.
10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding
of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty.
11. 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.
12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.]
13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon
which it is hauled for repair.
14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between
wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.]
15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.]
16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a
door. [U. S.]
17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
18. (Engin.) 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.
19. (Zo["o]l.) A fish, the sole.
20. (Cricket) 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
(a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it
(b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of
the link relatively to the link block, due to
swinging of the link.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
23. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous
speed of an induction motor.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
23. (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
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
To give one the slip
, to slip away from one; to elude one.
. See under Dock
(Mach.), a connecting link so arranged as to
allow some play of the parts, to avoid concussion.
(Naut.), a rope by which a cable is secured
preparatory to slipping. --Totten.
(Naut.), an arrangement for letting go the
, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL.
doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ?
receptacle, fr. ? to receive.]
1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a
harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and
provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the
2. The slip or water way extending between two piers or
projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; --
sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down
on the dock.
3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person
, a kind of floating dock
which is kept level
by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the
compartments of side chambers.
, a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped
out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls
and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep
water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in
constructing or repairing ships. The name includes
structures used for the examination, repairing, or
building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks,
hydraulic docks, etc.
, a dock which is made to become buoyant, and,
by floating, to lift a vessel out of water.
, a dock for holding a ship for graving or
cleaning the bottom, etc.
, a dock in which a vessel is raised clear of
the water by hydraulic presses.
, a dock connected with which are naval stores,
materials, and all conveniences for the construction and
repair of ships.
, a form of floating dock
made in separate
sections or caissons.
, a dock having a sloping floor that extends from
deep water to above high-water mark, and upon which is a
railway on which runs a cradle carrying the ship.
, a dock where the water is shut in, and kept at a
given level, to facilitate the loading and unloading of
ships; -- also sometimes used as a place of safety; a