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 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 In Senate District 46, only Jones opted to participate in slating. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Apr. 2022 Giannoulias narrowly secured the endorsement of the Cook County Democratic Party during its slating session in December. Jeremy Gorner,, 17 Feb. 2022 But most African-American candidates this year will not participate in the slating process because of Sweeney Bell's conflict of interest, said Rev. David Greene, Sr. of the Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Feb. 2022 And last month, he was endorsed by Cook County Democratic leaders at their slating meeting. Jeremy Gorner,, 4 Jan. 2022 In Marion County, too, PCs decide which candidate gets the party’s coveted endorsement for primary elections, a process commonly referred to as slating. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Oct. 2021 First, enact candidate slating guidelines, which, for example, require at least one woman to be included in the final pool of candidates for any management-level role and above. Pamela Maynard, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 Lincolnwood Alliance Chairman chair Pam Lefkowitz said the traditional slating process occurred this year despite the coronavirus pandemic. Daniel I. Dorfman,, 22 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of slating

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Slating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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