a person or thing that slides.
Baseball. a fast pitch that curves slightly and sharply in front of a batter, away from the side from which it was thrown.
any of several freshwater turtles of the genus Chrysemys, of North America, having a smooth shell usually olive brown with various markings above and yellow below: some, especially C. scripta, are raised commercially and the young sold as pets, rarely surviving to adulthood.


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