Meaning of SLAB in English


Pronunciation: ' slab

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English slabbe

Date: 14th century

1 : a thick plate or slice (as of stone, wood, or bread): as a : the outside piece cut from a log in squaring it b : concrete pavement (as of a road) specifically : a strip of concrete pavement laid as a single unjointed piece c (1) : a flat rectangular architectural element that is usually formed of a single piece or mass <a concrete foundation slab > (2) : a rectangular building having little width with respect to its length and usually height

2 : something that resembles a slab (as in size, shape, or density) <backed up by a solid slab of reference material ― Times Lit. Supp. >

– slab · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

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