slat·​er | \ ˈslā-tər How to pronounce slater (audio) \

Definition of slater

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that slates

2 [ 1slate; from its color ]

b : any of various marine isopods


biographical name
Sla·​ter | \ ˈslā-tər\

Definition of Slater (Entry 2 of 2)

Samuel 1768–1835 American (English-born) industrialist

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She is survived by four children Julia Slater of Michigan, Johnathan slater of Meriden , David Dubay and Christian Dubay of Burlington. Hartford Courant,, "Carey M. Dubay," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of slater


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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