(engineering) a stack of platforms that sits on a lathe saddle and carries a tool post, and is adjustable in rotation and at right angles by a lathe operator
noun 1. a device for performing mathematical calculations, consisting essentially of a ruler having a sliding piece moving along it, both marked with graduated, usually logarithmic, scales: now largely replaced by the electronic calculator. noun (obsolete) 1. a mechanical calculating device consisting of two strips, one sliding along a central groove in the other, each […]
noun 1. See under trombone. noun 1. a musical wind instrument consisting of a cylindrical metal tube expanding into a bell and bent twice in a U shape, usually equipped with a slide (slide trombone) slide trombone noun 1. See trombone noun 1. a brass instrument, a low-pitched counterpart of the trumpet, consisting of a […]
noun, Machinery. 1. a valve that slides without lifting to open or close an aperture, as the valves of the ports in the cylinders of certain steam engines. noun 1. a valve that slides across an aperture to expose the port or opening 2. (modifier) fitted with slide valves: a slide-valve engine
noun 1. an inclined surface along which something can slide.