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 for Slip dock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slip \Slip\, n. [AS. slipe, slip.]
     1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
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     2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
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              This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
                                                    --Fuller.
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     3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion;
        hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
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              A native slip to us from foreign seeds. --Shak.
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              The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning.
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     4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
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              Moonlit slips of silver cloud.        --Tennyson.
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              A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon
              Sure to be rounded into beauty soon.  --Longfellow.
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     5. A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called
        from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become
        loose, by relaxation of the hand.
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              We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck
              and Lena in the slips, in search of deer. --Sir S.
                                                    Baker.
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     6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give
        one the slip. --Shak.
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     7. (Print.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other
        work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type
        when set up and in the galley.
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     8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically:
        (a) A loose garment worn by a woman.
        (b) A child's pinafore.
        (c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
        (d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.]
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     9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with
        silver. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding
         of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty.
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     11. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the
         decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for
         handles and other applied parts.
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     12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.]
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     13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon
         which it is hauled for repair.
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     14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between
         wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.]
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     15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.]
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     16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a
         door. [U. S.]
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     17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
         --Knight.
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     18. (Engin.) The motion of the center of resistance of the
         float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through
         the water horozontally, or the difference between a
         vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have
         if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also,
         the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward
         current of water produced by the propeller.
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     19. (Zool.) A fish, the sole.
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     20. (Cricket) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the
         rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them,
         called respectively short slip, and long slip.
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     22. (Mach.)
         (a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it
             slips.
         (b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of
             the link relatively to the link block, due to
             swinging of the link.
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     23. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous
         speed of an induction motor.
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     23. (Marine Insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a
         risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually
         bears the broker's name and is initiated by the
         underwrites.
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     To give one the slip, to slip away from one; to elude one.
        
  
     Slip dock. See under Dock.
  
     Slip link (Mach.), a connecting link so arranged as to
        allow some play of the parts, to avoid concussion.
  
     Slip rope (Naut.), a rope by which a cable is secured
        preparatory to slipping. --Totten.
  
     Slip stopper (Naut.), an arrangement for letting go the
        anchor suddenly.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dock \Dock\, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL.
     doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ?
     receptacle, fr. ? to receive.]
     1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a
        harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and
        provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the
        tide.
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     2. The slip or water way extending between two piers or
        projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; --
        sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down
        on the dock.
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     3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person
        stands.
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     Balance dock, a kind of floating dock which is kept level
        by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the
        compartments of side chambers.
  
     Dry dock, a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped
        out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls
        and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep
        water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in
        constructing or repairing ships. The name includes
        structures used for the examination, repairing, or
        building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks,
        hydraulic docks, etc.
  
     Floating dock, a dock which is made to become buoyant, and,
        by floating, to lift a vessel out of water.
  
     Graving dock, a dock for holding a ship for graving or
        cleaning the bottom, etc.
  
     Hydraulic dock, a dock in which a vessel is raised clear of
        the water by hydraulic presses.
  
     Naval dock, a dock connected with which are naval stores,
        materials, and all conveniences for the construction and
        repair of ships.
  
     Sectional dock, a form of floating dock made in separate
        sections or caissons.
  
     Slip dock, a dock having a sloping floor that extends from
        deep water to above high-water mark, and upon which is a
        railway on which runs a cradle carrying the ship.
  
     Wet dock, a dock where the water is shut in, and kept at a
        given level, to facilitate the loading and unloading of
        ships; -- also sometimes used as a place of safety; a
        basin.
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