Meaning of SLAB in English

SLAB

slab 1

/slab/ , n. , v. , slabbed, slabbing .

n.

1. a broad, flat, somewhat thick piece of stone, wood, or other solid material.

2. a thick slice of anything: a slab of bread.

3. a semifinished piece of iron or steel so rolled that its breadth is at least twice its thickness.

4. a rough outside piece cut from a log, as when sawing one into boards.

5. Baseball Slang. rubber (def. 14).

6. Building Trades. a section of concrete pavement or a concrete floor placed directly on the ground or on a base of gravel.

v.t.

7. to make into a slab or slabs.

8. to cover or lay with slabs.

9. to cut the slabs or outside pieces from (a log).

10. to put on in slabs; cover thickly.

[ 1250-1300; ME sclabbe, slabbe ]

slab 2

/slab/ , adj. Scot and North Eng.

thick; viscous.

[ 1595-1605; appar. slabb mire, Icel slabba to wade in mud ]

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