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Too steep a bank in a turn, causing an aircraft to slide inward from its ideal turning path.
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source: FAA Aerosense Glossary

An intentional maneuver to decrease airspeed or increase rate of descent, and to compensate for a crosswind on landing. A slip can also be unintentional when the pilot fails to maintain the aircraft in coordinated flight.
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source: FAA Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)

The difference between the geometric and effective pitch of a propeller.
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source: FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Powerplant Handbook (FAA-H-8083-32)

A descent with one wing lowered and the glider’s longitudinal axis at an angle to the flightpath. A slip is used to steepen the approach path without increasing the airspeed, or to make the glider move sideways through the air, counteracting the drift resulting from a crosswind. Speed to fly. Optimum speed through the (sinking or rising) air mass to achieve either the furthest glide or fastest average cross-country speed depending on the objectives during a flight.
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source: FAA Glider Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-13A)

A flight condition in which the rate of turn is too slow for the angle of bank.
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source: FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-21A)

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