slat·​ing ˈslā-tiŋ How to pronounce slating (audio)
: the work of a slater

Examples of slating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During slating, Martwick, who is white, cast his Northwest Side ward’s share of the weighted vote for Reyes. Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Indianapolis mayor Indianapolis has a crowded mayoral primary in its first municipal election following the end of the controversial slating process. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2023 Giannoulias narrowly won county slating. Jeremy Gorner,, 11 Jan. 2022 Shackleford said ending slating levels the playing field in the mayoral race and every other election. The Indianapolis Star, 3 Jan. 2023 There were questions about her husband’s longtime role leading judicial slating for the Cook County Democratic Party, an influential post in determining who gets seats on the bench. Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune, 12 Sep. 2022 The push against the existing slating setup comes amid a potential shift against the party's longstanding political machinery. Amelia Pak-Harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Feb. 2022 In an unusual occurrence, four of the five candidates opted not to compete for the party's endorsement in the pre-primary convention, a process known as slating. Amelia Pak-Harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 3 May 2022 Now, last week's election may signal the beginning of the end for the slating process. Amelia Pak-Harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 9 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slating was in the 15th century

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“Slating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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