- Samuel,1768–1835, U.S. industrialist, born in England.
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- a person trained in laying roof slates
- dialect, Australian and NZ a woodlouseSee also sea slater
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Word Origin and History for samuel slater
"one who makes or lays slates," c.1400 (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from slate.
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