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lab

[lab] /læb/
noun
Origin of lab
by shortening

Lab

[lab] /læb/
noun
1.
Informal. Labrador retriever.
Origin
by shortening

lab.

1.
3.

Lab.

1.
2.
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  • Corinne suspected by his lowered voice that Mr. Hardwick had walked into the lab.

    Weak on Square Roots Russell Burton
  • Ned is on foot patrol nights and in charge of the lab and files days.

    Arm of the Law Harry Harrison
  • I spent the day with Charlie Dakin in the lab, and did a little work for a change.

    Second Sight

    Alan Edward Nourse
  • We went back to reaction testing in the lab with Lambertson today.

    Second Sight

    Alan Edward Nourse
  • It was agreed, and in the meantime the three on duty went down to the lab to work.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for lab

lab

/læb/
noun (informal)
1.
short for laboratory
2.
short for Labrador retriever

lab.

abbreviation
1.
laboratory
2.
labour

Lab.

abbreviation
1.
(politics) Labour
2.
Labrador
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Word Origin and History for lab
n.

shortened form of laboratory, 1895.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for lab

lab

modifier

: a lab report

noun

  1. A laboratory (1895+)
  2. (also Lab) A Labrador retriever (1960s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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