Sliding

Definition of Sliding

Slid´ing
a.1.That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.
2.Slippery; elusory.
That sliding science hath me made so bare.
- Chaucer.
Sliding friction
(Mech.) the resistance one body meets with in sliding along the surface of another, as distinguished from rolling friction.
Sliding gunter
(Naut.) a topmast arranged with metallic fittings so as to be hoisted and lowered by means of halyards.
Sliding keel
(Naut) a movable keel, similar to a centeboard.
Sliding pair
(Mech.) See the Note under Pair, n., 7.
Sliding rule
Same as Slide rule, under Slide, n.
Sliding scale
a - A scale for raising or lowering imposts in proportion to the fall or rise of prices
b - A variable scale of wages or of prices
c - A slide rule.
Sliding ways
(Naut.) the timber guides used in launching a vessel.

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