slating

noun
slat·​ing | \ ˈslā-tiŋ How to pronounce slating (audio) \

Definition of slating

: the work of a slater

Examples of slating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cook County Democratic Party completed slating of preferred candidates for countywide circuit judgeships last month. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, "Former Democratic state Sen. Ira Silverstein, who lost reelection after being cleared of harassment complaint, seeking to become Cook County judge," 5 Sep. 2019 Pre-slating also will include interviews with candidates for judicial and county offices. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Democratic governor candidates to make pitches to Cook County party leaders," 22 June 2017 Edward Burke, 14th, the dean of the City Council and a major player in Democratic slating of judges, also is a property-tax appeals lawyer. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, "Kennedy calls property tax system 'extortion'," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of slating

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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18 Nov 2019

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“Slating.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slating. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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