slideway n.

= slidewalk n.

  • 1942 R. A. Heinlein in Astounding Science Fiction Apr. 9/1 Robert A. Heinlein

    Hamilton Felix let himself off at the thirteenth level of the Department of Finance, mounted a slideway to the left, and stepped off the strip.

  • 1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 101 Robert A. Heinlein

    It was, in effect, a wide, brightly lighted street, with a high ceiling and with slideways down the middle. Shops and restaurants lined it. The slideways curved up and away in the distance, for the corridor curved completely around the Station.

  • 1951 F. Leiber in Galaxy Science Fiction July 146/1 Fritz Leiber

    As the slideway whisked him gently along the corridor toward his apartment, Jorj was thinking of his spaceship.

  • 1965 H. Harrison Bill Galactic Hero (1977) 86 Harry Harrison

    Bill stepped from the slideway at the nearest elevator while the old man and his voice vanished into the vapour, and…began flipping furiously through his Floor Plan.

  • 1968 P. Anderson Satan's World in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact May 30/2 Poul Anderson bibliography

    The slideways were too slow for her. She bounded along them.

  • 1977 J. Vance Freitzke's Turn in R. Silverberg Triax 169 Jack Vance

    From the space port Hetzel rode a slideway to the Traveler’s Hotel.

  • 1977 J. Varley Ophiuchi Hotline (1994) 63 John Varley

    Most ship pilots are like slideway operators nowadays.

  • 1981 B. Shaw Galactic Tours 91/2 Bob Shaw

    The Ultiman’s own intricate system of slideways is open to all humans free of charge.

  • 1982 I. Asimov Foundation's Edge 3 Isaac Asimov

    Now it’s a colossal mausoleum, but is there a force-field ramp in the place? A slideway? A gravitic lift?—No, just these steps.

  • 1982 A. Cole & C. Bunch Sten (1990) 90 Allan Cole Chris Bunch bibliography

    Mahoney arced off the slideway, over the barrier and into the machine shop’s entrance.

  • 1984 D. Drake Cross Stars 235 David Drake

    There was a slideway leading from the office to the bright splotch which was the open, seaward end of the building.

  • 1990 J. Pournelle & S. M. Stirling Asteroid Queen in L. Niven et al. Man-Kzin Wars III (1992) iv. 82 S. M. Stirling Jerry Pournelle

    The men at either elbow guided him to the slower edge-strip of the slideway and onto the sidewalk.

  • 1991 A. McCaffrey & E. Moon Generation Warriors 145 Anne McCaffrey Elizabeth Moon bibliography

    Little vehicular traffic: in fact, little sign of anyone else on the streets. Lunzie presumed that most people used the underground walkways and slideways she and Zebara had used their two previous meetings.

  • 1991 A. McCaffrey & E. Moon Generation Warriors (1992) 145 Anne McCaffrey Elizabeth Moon bibliography

    Lunzie presumed that most people used the underground walkways and slideways she and Zebara had used their previous two meetings.

  • 1991 A. McCaffrey & E. Moon Generation Warriors (1992) 205 Anne McCaffrey Elizabeth Moon bibliography

    His shoulders twitched, but he moved across the slideway traffic that way.

  • 1991 J. Varley Steel Beach (1993) 120 John Varley

    Every small temperature regulator, every security camera, every air fan and water regulator and slideway and tube car…every machine in Luna is in a sense a part of my body.

  • 2014 G. Benford & L. Niven Shipstar xxvii. 214 page image Larry Niven Gregory Benford bibliography

    For many hours they had crawled through some conduits and once had to wade through a sewer to get onto a fast-moving slideway.


Research requirements

antedating 1942

Earliest cite

R. Heinlein 'Beyond This Horizon'

Research History
Mike Christie has submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet", which was verified by Rick Hauptmann in the 1948 first edition. Mike Christie has submitted a 1942 cite from Heinlein's "Beyond This Horizon".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Fritz Leiber's "Poor Superman"; Mike Christie verified it in the original 1951 magazine appearance.
Katrina Campbell submitted a 1981 cite from Bob Shaw's "Galactic Tours: Thomas Cook Out of This World Vacations".
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1992 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon's "Generation Warriors"; Douglas Winston verified the cite in the 1991 first edition.
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1977 reprint of Harry Harrison's "Bill, The Galactic Hero".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1981 reprint of Jack Vance's 1977 "Freitzke's Turn".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1984 cite from David Drake's "Cross the Stars".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1990 reprint of Allan Cole and Chris Bunch's 1982 "Sten".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2014 cite from Gregory Benford and Larry Niven's "Shipstar".

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