Meaning of SLAB in English

SLAB

■ noun

1》 a large, thick, flat piece of stone or concrete.

2》 a flat, heavy table top or counter used for food preparation.

↘ Brit. a table used for laying a body on in a mortuary.

3》 a large, thick slice or piece of cake, bread, chocolate, etc.

4》 an outer piece of timber sawn from a log.

5》 Climbing a large, smooth body of rock lying at a sharp angle to the horizontal.

■ verb ( ~s , ~bing , ~bed ) remove ~s from (a log or tree) to prepare it for sawing into planks.

Derivatives

~bed adjective

~by adjective

Origin

ME: of unknown origin.

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