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slab

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noun \ˈslab\

Simple Definition of slab

  • : a thick, flat piece of a hard material (such as stone or wood)

  • : a thick, flat piece of food (such as bread or meat)

Full Definition of slab

  1. 1 :  a thick plate or slice (as of stone, wood, or bread): asa :  the outside piece cut from a log in squaring itb :  concrete pavement (as of a road); specifically :  a strip of concrete pavement laid as a single unjointed piecec (1) :  a flat rectangular architectural element that is usually formed of a single piece or mass <a concrete foundation slab> (2) :  a rectangular building having little width with respect to its length and usually height

  2. 2 :  something that resembles a slab (as in size, shape, or density) <backed up by a solid slab of reference material — Times Literary Supplement>

slab·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of slab

  1. a thick slab of homemade bread



Origin of slab

Middle English slabbe


First Known Use: 14th century

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slab

transitive verb

Definition of slab

slabbedslab·bing

  1. 1a :  to remove an outer slab from (as a log)b :  to divide or form into slabs

  2. 2 :  to cover or support (as a roadbed or roof) with slabs

  3. 3 :  to put on thickly



1703

First Known Use of slab

1703

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slab

adjective

Definition of slab

dial chiefly English

  1. :  thick, viscous



Origin of slab

akin to Middle English slabben to wallow, obsolete Dan slab muck


First Known Use: 1605


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