A slabbing machine.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Origin of slabber
- From Middle English slaberen, from Middle Dutch slabberen (“to lap, sup, slaver, slabber"), from Old Dutch *slabrōn, from Proto-Germanic *slabrōnÄ… (“to scrawl, make a mess"), from Proto-Indo-European *slap-, *slab- (“to be weak, be languid"). Cognate with Low German slabbern (“to slabber"), German schlabbern (“to slabber"), Icelandic slafra (“to slaver"). More at slaver.
- slab +"Ž -er