slice NOUN 1) a thin, broad piece of food cut from a larger portion. 2) a portion or share. 3) a utensil with a broad, flat blade for lifting foods such as cake and fish. 4) (in sports) a sliced stroke or shot.
VERB 1) cut into slices. 2) cut with or as if with a sharp implement. 3) (often slice through) move easily and quickly. 4) Golf strike (the ball) so that it curves away to the right (for a left-handed player, the left). 5) (in other sports) propel (the ball) with a glancing contact so that it travels forward spinning.
DERIVATIVES slicer noun.
ORIGIN shortening of Old French esclice 'splinter' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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