adjective Informal.

having the sides long and flat, like slabs.
tall and lank.

Origin of slab-sided

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slab-sided

Historical Examples of slab-sided

  • Pringle was a slab-sided, beak-faced youth with buttermilk eyes.

    Motor Matt's Mystery

    Stanley R. Matthews

  • The others generally are slab-sided, stoop-shouldered, but withey.

  • And that slab-sided Peters says he saw you turn into the thicket.


    Opie Percival Read

  • The male is slab-sided, hook-billed, and distorted, and is rejected by the canners.

  • The sand car slowed down now, as they approached a slab-sided mesa that rose vertically from the desert.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison