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slat·er

 (slā′tər)
n.
1. One employed to lay slate surfaces, as on roofs.
2. Chiefly Australia & New Zealand See woodlouse.

slater

(ˈsleɪtə)
n
1. (Building) a person trained in laying roof slates
2. (Animals) dialect Austral and NZ a woodlouse. See also sea slater

Sla•ter

(ˈsleɪ tər)

n.
Samuel, 1768–1835, U.S. industrialist, born in England.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slater - any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats
isopod - any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling
pill bug - small terrestrial isopod with a convex segmented body that can roll up into a ball
sow bug - terrestrial isopod having an oval segmented body (a shape like a sow)
Translations

slater

[ˈsleɪtəʳ] Npizarrero/a m/f

slater

nDachdecker(in) m(f), → Schieferdecker(in) m(f) (rare)
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Curtis on Louden Slater's Hill, I was conducted by Rich, one of the hands belonging on board of the sloop, to my new home in Alliciana Street, near Mr.
The effort to secure help from the Slater and Peabody Funds brought me into contact with two rare men--men who have had much to do in shaping the policy for the education of the Negro.
Jessup, the treasurer of the Slater Fund, I refer to because I know of no man of wealth and large and complication business responsibilities who gives not only money but his time and thought to the subject of the proper method of elevating the Negro to the extent that is true of Mr.
"You remember that a stonemason, named Slater, walking from Forest Row about one o'clock in the morning--two days before the murder--stopped as he passed the grounds and looked at the square of light still shining among the trees.
Here, too, is a curious little work upon the influence of a trade upon the form of the hand, with lithotypes of the hands of slaters, sailors, corkcutters, compositors, weavers, and diamond-polishers.
They were masons, carpenters, joiners, slaters, blacksmiths, and glaziers; and there was work enough to last them for a long time, for had they not their own houses to build when they had finished those for other people?
INSURANCE outsourcer Watchstone struck back in its High Court scrap with Slater and Gordon yesterday after it was granted permission to file a counter-claim against the personal injury law firm.
Victim Frank Cartner considered Anthony Slater and Anthony James to be his friends, so when they turned up at his home he had no hesitation in letting them in and no idea they had murder in mind.
Now Anthony Slater and Anthony James have been convicted of attempted murder, arson with intent to endanger life and perverting the course of justice.
I, like many of my era (I am now 80 years old), was saddened to hear about the passing of Bill Slater, a wonderful, versatile, skillful player and a true gentleman.
Slater Young and fiance Kryz Uy will tie the knot on February 2019.