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Meaning of SLAB

Pronunciation:  slab

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  block consisting of a thick piece of something
 

SLAB is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: block, butcher block, butcher board, tablet, tile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Slab\, n. [OE. slabbe, of uncertain origin; perhaps
    originally meaning, a smooth piece, and akin to slape, Icel.
    sleipr slippery, and E. slip, v. i.]
    1. A thin piece of anything, especially of marble or other
       stone, having plane surfaces. --Gwilt.
    
    2. An outside piece taken from a log or timber in sawing it
       into boards, planks, etc.
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    4. (Naut.) The slack part of a sail.
    
    {Slab line} (Naut.), a line or small rope by which seamen
       haul up the foot of the mainsail or foresail. --Totten.
    
    
  2. \Slab\, a. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. slaib mud, mire left on a river
    strand, and E. slop puddle.]
    Thick; viscous. [Obs.]
    
          Make the gruel thick and slab.           --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Slab\, n.
    That which is slimy or viscous; moist earth; mud; also, a
    puddle. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
    
    
 

 

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