verb (used with object), slabbed, slab·bing.
Origin of slab1
Examples from the Web for slabbed
Historical Examples of slabbed
Around the slabbed tables the tangle of wined breaths and grumbling gorges.Ulysses
When the soap is set, it is slabbed, cut into cakes, dried slightly and pressed.
After having set for some days it is ready to be slabbed and cut into cakes.
The floor is slabbed with rich mosaics that are pleasing to the eye.The Poniard's Hilt
The two things in the parsonage garden which make it unique are there still—the avenue and the slabbed pathways.Thirty Years in Australia
verb slabs, slabbing or slabbed (tr)
Word Origin for slab
late 13c., "large, flat mass," of unknown origin, possibly related to Old French escopel, escalpe "thin fragment of wood," which according to Klein is possibly a Gaulish word (cf. Breton scolp, Welsh ysgolp "splinter, chip"). But OED rejects this on formal grounds. Meaning "rectangular block of pre-cast concrete used in building" is from 1927. Slab-sided is "having flat sides like slabs," hence "tall and lank" (1817, American English).