- started with a clean slate
Examples of slate in a Sentence
Some school blackboards are made of slate.
The house has a slate roof.
Origin and Etymology of slate
- slate a roof
- was slated to direct the play
- The new model is slated [=scheduled] for release early next year.
SLATE Defined for English Language Learners
: a type of hard rock that splits easily into thin layers
: a small sheet of slate in a wooden frame that was used in schools in the past for writing on with chalk
: a piece of slate that is used with others to cover a roof or wall
SLATE Defined for Kids
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