Slab Definition

slăb
slabbed, slabbing, slabs
noun
A piece that is flat, broad, and fairly thick.
A slab of concrete, a slab of bread.
Webster's New World
Any of the rough, outer pieces cut from a log, as in sawing it into lumber.
Webster's New World
The pitcher's rubber.
American Heritage

(archaic) Mud, sludge.

Wiktionary

(Australia) A carton containing twenty-four cans of beer.

Wiktionary
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verb
To make into a slab or slabs.
Webster's New World
To pave or cover with slabs.
Webster's New World
To cut the slabs from (a log)
Webster's New World
adjective
Thick and heavy; viscid.
Slab porridge.
Webster's New World
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Slab

Noun

Singular:
slab
Plural:
slabs

Origin of Slab

  • Compare Gaelic & Irish slaib, mud, mire left on a river strand, and English slop (“puddle").

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin Danish slab mud

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sclabbe, slabbe, of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Acronym of Slow, Loud And Bangin'.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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