slater

noun slat·er \ ˈslā-tər \

Definition of slater

1 : one that slates
2
[1slate; from its color]
b : any of various marine isopods

First Known Use of slater

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Slater

biographical name Sla·ter \ ˈslā-tər \

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Samuel 1768–1835 American (English-born) industrialist

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