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

  Shoe \Shoe\ (sh[=oo]), n.; pl. Shoes (sh[=oo]z), formerly
     Shoon (sh[=oo]n), now provincial. [OE. sho, scho, AS.
     sc[=o]h, sce['o]h; akin to OFries. sk[=o], OS. sk[=o]h, D.
     schoe, schoen, G. schuh, OHG. scuoh, Icel. sk[=o]r, Dan. &
     Sw. sko, Goth. sk[=o]hs; of unknown origin.]
     1. A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather,
        having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top.
        It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
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              Your hose should be ungartered, . . . yourshoe
              untied.                               --Shak.
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              Spare none but such as go in clouted shoon. --Shak.
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     2. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
        Specifically:
        (a) A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal
            to defend it from injury.
        (b) A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened
            to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any
            vehicle which slides on the snow.
        (c) A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under
            the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in
            going down a hill.
        (d) The part of an automobile or railroad car brake which
            presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
        (e) (Arch.) A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at
            the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves
            gutter, so as to throw the water off from the
            building.
        (f) (Milling.) The trough or spout for conveying the grain
            from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
        (g) An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
        (h) An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut
            or rafter.
        (i) An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
        (j) (Mach.) A plate, or notched piece, interposed between
            a moving part and the stationary part on which it
            bears, to take the wear and afford means of
            adjustment; -- called also slipper, and gib.
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     Note: Shoe is often used adjectively, or in composition; as,
           shoe buckle, or shoe-buckle; shoe latchet, or
           shoe-latchet; shoe leathet, or shoe-leather; shoe
           string, shoe-string, or shoestring.
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     3. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an
        automobile.
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     Shoe of an anchor. (Naut.)
        (a) A small block of wood, convex on the back, with a hole
            to receive the point of the anchor fluke, -- used to
            prevent the anchor from tearing the planks of the
            vessel when raised or lowered.
        (b) A broad, triangular piece of plank placed upon the
            fluke to give it a better hold in soft ground.
  
     Shoe block (Naut.), a block with two sheaves, one above the
        other, and at right angles to each other.
  
     Shoe bolt, a bolt with a flaring head, for fastening shoes
        on sleigh runners.
  
     Shoe pac, a kind of moccasin. See Pac.
  
     Shoe stone, a sharpening stone used by shoemakers and other
        workers in leather.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slipper \Slip"per\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, slips.
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     2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease,
        and worn in undress; a slipshoe.
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     3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children.
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     4. A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.
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     5. (Mach.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding
        piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment;
        -- also called shoe, and gib.
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     Slipper animalcule (Zool.), a ciliated infusorian of the
        genus Paramecium.
  
     Slipper flower.(Bot.) Slipperwort.
  
     Slipper limpet, or Slipper shell (Zool.), a boat shell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slipper \Slip"per\, a. [AS. slipur.]
     Slippery. [Obs.]
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           O! trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hope
           Of mortal men.                           --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  slipper
      n 1: low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually
           worn indoors [syn: slipper, carpet slipper]
      2: a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
         [syn: skidder, slider, slipper]

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