lab

[lab]

noun


Origin of lab

by shortening

Lab

[lab]

noun

Informal. Labrador retriever.

Origin of Lab

by shortening

lab.

Lab.

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Related Words for lab

workshop, laboratory

Examples from the Web for lab

Contemporary Examples of lab

Historical Examples of lab

  • 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

noun informal

short for laboratory
short for Labrador retriever

lab.

abbreviation for

laboratory
labour

Lab.

abbreviation for

politics Labour
Labrador
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Word Origin and History for lab
n.

shortened form of laboratory, 1895.

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