Meaning of SLAB in English

SLAB

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a slab of chocolate (= a large flat piece )

They shared a large slab of chocolate.

a slab of ice (= a thick flat piece of ice )

Huge slabs of ice drifted down the frozen river.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

concrete

Previous development may also have left old foundations, concrete slabs and basements which must be identified and quantified for additional cost.

Very important to know, because suppose you got permafrost under your concrete slab ?

Now the club lies under pulverised concrete slabs .

Speedo changed position on the concrete slab .

The wall was topped with rolls of barbed wire and jagged ends of glass stuck into the eight-foot concrete slabs .

Crisp precast concrete slabs are teamed with brick, the latter helping to soften the overall surface.

Most popular are precast concrete paviours and slabs , but look around for the more interesting surface textures and designs.

This block is made out of a steel structure covered with concrete slabs and masked with a red brick shell.

flat

The face of the Adjudicator inExtremis seemed to be composed of flat green slabs .

When I got to higher ground, I sat on a long, flat slab of white rock in a salmon-pink sea.

To place a flat slab of stone across each angle of the square thus providing an octagonal basis.

The area is also wide and spacious, the main roof itself being quite remarkably formed with huge flat slabs of stone.

The river, to my right, was a long, flat slab of grey.

great

And he had the jaw to go with it, a great slab of a jaw.

In the moonlight it appeared more like a great slab of concrete than a refuge for ducks.

There are great slabs of aluminium and a leather shelf which runs the entire width of the car.

Then I lay over a great slab of rock which warmed the water almost to bath-heat.

One of the occupied tables contained a man and woman and child, tucking in to great slabs of meat.

Duwayne ploughs stolidly up and down the length of the pool several times like a great slab of walrus.

As we passed over the Thames we paused to look at a steamer unloading great slabs of white and brown marble.

The Hilton is absolutely undecorated, consisting of great columns and slabs of reflective glass which return images of sky and church.

huge

The most ancient burial chambers consisted of huge stone slabs forming a chamber with entrances through which further corpses might be introduced.

A white fist of cloud enclosed and released the huge slab of Huayna Picchu which rose up behind it.

The first wave is an absolute monster which dumps a huge slab of water into the boat.

He had found himself trapped in a room with doors made up of huge , sliding slabs of rock all round it.

The area is also wide and spacious, the main roof itself being quite remarkably formed with huge flat slabs of stone.

The centre was occupied by a huge stone slab with twice as many sides as a square.

large

There is a central lane 1.4 metres wide, which is made of two lines of large rectangular stone slabs .

Central to the buffet was a seafood display around a large , clear slab of iceberg illuminated from behind.

thick

The public telephones are built on very thick stone slabs , causing difficulty in getting into the box.

We figured perhaps four hundred people would each get a thick slab of fresh bread this morning.

The modern ones were like fallen doors. Thick slabs of shiny granite.

The magma would then cool and harden, adding to the four-mile-\#thick slab of moving crust.

thin

Sometimes, where a richer effect was required, a veneer of thin slabs of veined gypsum was added.

The figure is carved from a thin slab of Carrara marble.

Typically, the summit was only to be gained by desperately thin and unprotected slab climbing.

They are refusing adamantly even to investigate thin slab technology.

■ NOUN

granite

The gutter between the sidewalk and granite slabs is cleared of leaves and litter.

The path teetered down into a side gorge - and then the granite slabs appeared.

It was a 3, 000-foot granite slab , rising in total isolation from a flat plain.

They were on a granite slab that had fallen centuries ago and lay by the shore with the water rippling at it.

marble

The goose lay, neatly trussed, on a cold, marble slab .

On a marble slab near to the cooker there was a joint of ham and a fat salami ready for slicing.

In the Mortuary Like soft cheeses they bulge sideways on the marble slabs , helpless, waiting to be washed.

He lay on the marble slab in the centre of the tiny oblong chapel like a king lying in state.

Consequently she kept digging into the supply of tissues that Lee kept on the marble slab in the kitchen.

Our favourite photo was taken of me on the marble slab .

We were shown the great marble slab covering Arthur's coffin and the chalice well which provided water for the brothers.

Sister Martha's hair is cut off with a pair of gold scissors, she lies arms outflung on the marble slab .

paving

The crazy paving slabs came up easily enough.

All old stone paving slabs deserve retention, as do granite kerbs.

The most satisfactory arrangement is to have the cable connector concealed beneath a small paving slab .

Special paving slabs , which make it easier for blind and partially-sighted pedestrians to distinguish the crossing have been introduced.

The lighter paving slabs are easy to lay, but heavy ones can be difficult to handle.

Steps can also be made from paving slabs and bricks or blocks.

stone

The most ancient burial chambers consisted of huge stone slabs forming a chamber with entrances through which further corpses might be introduced.

It was a rough undressed stone slab 21 ins.

This high western section was remarkably well preserved, the stone slabs tightly laid, and the primitive stairway safe and solid.

The floor was a mixture of stone slabs and floorboards.

There is a central lane 1.4 metres wide, which is made of two lines of large rectangular stone slabs .

She had spent a fear-filled night beneath a stone slab in the meat cellar and, what was more, completely alone.

Floors were frequently made from bare wooden boards or stone slab .

The public telephones are built on very thick stone slabs , causing difficulty in getting into the box.

■ VERB

lay

Klift lay beneath the fallen slab , broken in body and mind.

Then I lay over a great slab of rock which warmed the water almost to bath-heat.

If you have a patio, you may want to lay slabs so that the path matches it.

He lay on the marble slab in the centre of the tiny oblong chapel like a king lying in state.

lie

Klift lay beneath the fallen slab , broken in body and mind.

Now the club lies under pulverised concrete slabs .

Then I lay over a great slab of rock which warmed the water almost to bath-heat.

He lay on the marble slab in the centre of the tiny oblong chapel like a king lying in state.

Nothing, however, is more pathetic than a solitary corpse lying on a cold slab in a disused shed.

I'd be more interesting to you if I were dead and lain out on your slab .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Slabs of concrete had been used to build a pathway for people to walk on.

His grave is covered by a huge marble slab .

New concrete slabs have been laid in the back yard.

The butcher's counter was covered in huge slabs of red meat and the air smelled of blood.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beneath the slabs was the first indication of how thorough the builder of the pond mark one had been.

He was able to go directly to the railroad supervisor and convince him to change the pace of slab deliveries.

Since that moment, the black slab had done nothing.

The floor was a mixture of stone slabs and floorboards.

The palette knife marks, the smooth slabs of even colour neutralise any notions of the personal autograph.

The superintendent in the steel company needed power to get a more efficient delivery schedule of slabs.

The wall was topped with rolls of barbed wire and jagged ends of glass stuck into the eight-foot concrete slabs.

Then and only then it was that the vast seamless blocks and slabs of the buried city came back to light.

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