Glide is a card sleight used to control the top or bottom card keeping it at that position during a deal. It comes from the French equivalent term, glisser la carte (glide [or slide] the card).
The term has been in use in English since Roterberg (1897).
The ancestor of this sleight is in The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584) written by Reginald Scot. It's explained page 188 (Dover Edition 1972) during the effect How to deliver out foure aces, and to convert them into foure knaves. For more details, read CardMagic by Richard Kaufman (1979), page 59-66.
- Retirer un peu en arrière la carte qui est au-dessous du jeu pour ôter celle qui est au-dessus, page 225 in Nouvelles Récréations mathématiques et physiques written by Gilles-Edme Guyot (1769)
- The Slide, page 116 in Sleight of Hand by Edwin Sachs (1877).
- The Glide, page 42 in New Era Card Tricks by August Roterberg (1897).
- The Royal Road to Card Magic By Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue, (1948) page 66.