—n. 1. a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread. 2. a part, portion, or share: a slice of land. 3. any of various implements with a thin, broad blade or part, as for turning food in a frying pan, serving fish at the table, or taking up printing ink; spatula.
4. Sports. a. the path described by a ball, as in baseball or golf, that curves in a direction corresponding to the side from which it was struck.
b. a ball describing such a path.
5. Tennis.a stroke executed by hitting down on the ball with an underhand motion and thus creating backspin.
—v.t. 1. to cut into slices; divide into parts.
2. to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife: The ship sliced the sea. 3. to cut off or remove as a slice or slices (sometimes fol. by off, away, from, etc.).
4. to remove by means of a slice, slice bar, or similar implement.
5. Sports.to hit (a ball) so as to result in a slice.
—v.i. 1. to slice something.
2. to admit of being sliced.
3. Sports. a. (of a player) to slice the ball.
b. (of a ball) to describe a slice in flight.