See under trombone.
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)
a brass instrument, a low-pitched counterpart of the trumpet, consisting of a tube the effective length of which is varied by means of a U-shaped slide. The usual forms of this instrument are the tenor trombone (range: about two and a half octaves upwards from E) and the bass trombone (pitched a fourth lower)
a person who plays this instrument in an orchestra
A brass instrument; the player can change its pitch by sliding one part of the tube in and out of the other. The tone of the trombone is mellower than that of the trumpet.
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.
adjective 1. rising or falling, increasing or decreasing, according to a standard or to a set of conditions. 2. operated, adjusted, or moved by sliding: a sliding door. verb (used without object), slid [slid] /slɪd/ (Show IPA), slid or slidden [slid-n] /ˈslɪd n/ (Show IPA), sliding. 1. to move along in continuous contact with a […]
- Sliding fit
noun 1. (engineering) a fit that enables one part to be inserted into another by sliding or pushing, rather than by hammering Also called push fit