- (archaic) Mud, sludge.
- A large, flat piece of solid material; a solid object that is large and flat.
- A paving stone; a flagstone.
- (Australia) A carton containing twenty-four cans of beer.
- An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
- A bird, the wryneck.
- (nautical) The slack part of a sail.
- (slang) A large, luxury pre-1980 General Motors vehicle, particularly a Buick, Oldsmobile or Cadillac.
- (surfing) A very large wave.
- (computing) A sequence of 12 adjacent bits, serving as a byte in some computers.
(third-person singular simple present slabs, present participle slabbing, simple past and past participle slabbed)
- To make something into a slab.
From Middle English sclabbe, slabbe, of unknown origin.
(comparative more slab, superlative most slab)
- thick; viscous
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Compare Gaelic & Irish slaib, mud, mire left on a river strand, and English slop (“puddle").
- (southern US, slang) A car that has been modified with equipment such as loudspeakers, lights, special paint, hydraulics, and any other accessories that add to the style of the vehicle.
- Slim thug - wood grain wheel - You ain't riding slab if them ain't swangas on ya ride.
This term been popularized through the southern rap genre of hip-hop, most notably by rappers such as Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Lil' Keke, and others.
Acronym of Slow, Loud And Bangin'.