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slab 1

(slăb)
n.
1. A broad, flat, thick piece, as of stone or cheese.
2. A cliff or rock ledge that rises at a relatively low angle.
3. A flat poured concrete surface used as a foundation or base for construction.
4. A table on which a body is laid out in a morgue.
5. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
6. Baseball The pitcher's rubber.
tr.v. slabbed, slab·bing, slabs
1. To make or shape into slabs or a slab.
2. To cover or pave with slabs.
3. To dress (a log) by cutting slabs.
4. Chiefly New England To ascend or descend (a steep slope) by an oblique path.

[Middle English.]

slab 2

 (slăb)
adj. Archaic
Viscid.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish slab, mud.]

slab

(slæb)
n
1. a broad flat thick piece of wood, stone, or other material
2. a thick slice of cake, etc
3. (Forestry) any of the outside parts of a log that are sawn off while the log is being made into planks
4. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a flat sheet of rock lying at an angle of between 30° and 60° from the horizontal
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a printer's ink table
6. (Building) (modifier) Austral and NZ made or constructed of coarse wooden planks: a slab hut.
7. (Surgery) informal chiefly Brit an operating or mortuary table
8. (Brewing) chiefly informal Brit and Austral a package containing 24 cans of beer
vb (tr) , slabs, slabbing or slabbed
9. to cut or make into a slab or slabs
10. to cover or lay with slabs
11. (Forestry) to saw slabs from (a log)
[C13: of unknown origin]

slab

(slæb)

n., v. slabbed, slab•bing. 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 rough outside piece cut from a log, as when sawing one into boards.
v.t.
4. to make into a slab or slabs.
5. to cover or lay with slabs.
6. to cut the slabs or outside pieces from (a log).
7. to put on in slabs or layers; apply thickly.
[1300–50; Middle English sclabbe, slabbe, of obscure orig.]

slab


Past participle: slabbed
Gerund: slabbing

Imperative
slab
slab
Present
I slab
you slab
he/she/it slabs
we slab
you slab
they slab
Preterite
I slabbed
you slabbed
he/she/it slabbed
we slabbed
you slabbed
they slabbed
Present Continuous
I am slabbing
you are slabbing
he/she/it is slabbing
we are slabbing
you are slabbing
they are slabbing
Present Perfect
I have slabbed
you have slabbed
he/she/it has slabbed
we have slabbed
you have slabbed
they have slabbed
Past Continuous
I was slabbing
you were slabbing
he/she/it was slabbing
we were slabbing
you were slabbing
they were slabbing
Past Perfect
I had slabbed
you had slabbed
he/she/it had slabbed
we had slabbed
you had slabbed
they had slabbed
Future
I will slab
you will slab
he/she/it will slab
we will slab
you will slab
they will slab
Future Perfect
I will have slabbed
you will have slabbed
he/she/it will have slabbed
we will have slabbed
you will have slabbed
they will have slabbed
Future Continuous
I will be slabbing
you will be slabbing
he/she/it will be slabbing
we will be slabbing
you will be slabbing
they will be slabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slabbing
you have been slabbing
he/she/it has been slabbing
we have been slabbing
you have been slabbing
they have been slabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slabbing
you will have been slabbing
he/she/it will have been slabbing
we will have been slabbing
you will have been slabbing
they will have been slabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slabbing
you had been slabbing
he/she/it had been slabbing
we had been slabbing
you had been slabbing
they had been slabbing
Conditional
I would slab
you would slab
he/she/it would slab
we would slab
you would slab
they would slab
Past Conditional
I would have slabbed
you would have slabbed
he/she/it would have slabbed
we would have slabbed
you would have slabbed
they would have slabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slab - block consisting of a thick piece of somethingslab - block consisting of a thick piece of something
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
butcher block, butcher board - a thick wooden slab formed by bonding together thick laminated strips of unpainted hardwood
tablet - a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
tile - a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces

slab

noun piece, slice, lump, chunk, wedge, hunk, portion, nugget, wodge (Brit. informal) slabs of stone

slab

noun
A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of metal or other solid material:
Translations
قِطْعَه سَميكَه
плоча
plátekřez
pladeskive
kimpalelaattalevy
plata, hella; òykk sneiî
plāksneplātne
ploščareženj
kalın dilim

slab

[slæb] N
1. [of stone] → losa f
2. (in mortuary) → plancha f de mármol, tabla f de mármol
3. [of chocolate] → tableta f; [of cake etc] → trozo m, tajada f; [of meat] → tajada f (gruesa)

slab

[ˈslæb] n
[stone, marble, concrete] → dalle f; [wood] → bloc m
a concrete slab → une dalle de béton paving slab
[meat] → pavé m; [chocolate, cheese] → bloc m; [cake] → épaisse tranche f

slab

n (of wood etc)Tafel f; (of stone, concrete etc)Platte f; (in mortuary) → Tisch m; (= slice)dicke Scheibe; (of cake, bread)großes Stück; (of chocolate)Tafel f

slab

[slæb] n (of stone, metal) → lastra; (of wood) → tavola; (of chocolate) → tavoletta; (of meat, cheese) → pezzo (fam) (in mortuary) → tavolo anatomico

slab

(slӕb) noun
a thick slice or thick flat piece of anything. concrete slabs; a slab of cake.
References in periodicals archive ?
Rock masses are often intersected by a single set of steeply dipping discontinuities, such as regular bedding planes or joints, forming a slab or slabbed structure.
13] introduced the rock strength into the calculation of the critical buckling height (CBH) of the consequent slabbed rock slope.
However, it can be found from the existing research that although many researchers have conducted rather profound work on the buckling failure of the consequent slabbed rock slope, the following aspects are still to be studied further.
Finally, using a watering can with a rose attachment, lightly wet the entire surface of the slabbed area to allow the mortar to set.