(Austral, informal) a long slide at a playground or funfair
noun 1. an elm, Ulmus rubra, of eastern North America, having a mucilaginous inner bark. 2. the bark of this elm, used as a demulcent. slippery elm noun 1. a tree, Ulmus fulva, of E North America, having oblong serrated leaves, notched winged fruits, and a mucilaginous inner bark 2. the bark of this tree, […]
noun 1. a dangerous and irreversible course: the slippery slope from narcotics to prison. slip me five slippery slope A dangerous course, one that leads easily to catastrophe, as in He’s on a slippery slope, compromising his values to please both the bosses and the union. This metaphoric expression alludes to traversing a slick hillside, […]
- Slipping rib
slipping rib slip·ping rib (slĭp’ĭng) n. A subluxation of a rib cartilage with costochondral separation.
- Slipping rib cartilage
slipping rib cartilage n. Subluxation of the costal cartilage, usually at the junction with the sternum, causing pain and an audible click.