a broad, flat, somewhat thick piece of stone, wood, or other solid material.
a thick slice of anything: a slab of bread.
a semifinished piece of iron or steel so rolled that its breadth is at least twice its thickness.
a rough outside piece cut from a log, as when sawing one into boards.
Baseball Slang. rubber1 (def. 14).
Building Trades. a section of concrete pavement or a concrete floor placed directly on the ground or on a base of gravel.
to make into a slab or slabs.
to cover or lay with slabs.
to cut the slabs or outside pieces from (a log).
to put on in slabs; cover thickly.
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How to use slab in a sentence
First, I think we can establish that this slab of steel is not “trash.”
You can be fancy and measure and score the slab to slice out 24 perfect cookies or stretch that and go for 48 bite-size sweets.A one-bowl sheet-pan cookie so easy a child taught me how to make it | Ann Maloney | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Cutting the slab into diamonds makes the pieces particularly eye-catching, but rectangles or squares are fine, too.These no-bake peppermint chocolate bars bring holiday cheer to your cookie plate | Edd Kimber | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Avoid the angst by snagging a few chopping boards, like these Farberware antimicrobial and eco-friendly bamboo slabs.
Just place the terracotta slab into a warm oven for 10-20 minutes and slip it into the bottom of the basket, and you’ll get to enjoy hot bread for as long as it takes you to scarf it all down.
The King slabbed it on with the enjoyment of a child messing with treacle.The Napoleon of Notting Hill | Gilbert K. Chesterton
The two things in the parsonage garden which make it unique are there still—the avenue and the slabbed pathways.Thirty Years in Australia | Ada Cambridge
The new grave now looks very neat, slabbed all over; and the old burial-ground is ready to build on whenever good times arrive.Thirty Years in Australia | Ada Cambridge
Somehow they were not so sinister as those old heavily slabbed ones disturbed after years of peace.Fanny Goes to War | Pat Beauchamp
Around the slabbed tables the tangle of wined breaths and grumbling gorges.Ulysses | James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for slab
a broad flat thick piece of wood, stone, or other material
a thick slice of cake, etc
any of the outside parts of a log that are sawn off while the log is being made into planks
mountaineering a flat sheet of rock lying at an angle of between 30° and 60° from the horizontal
a printer's ink table
(modifier) Australian and NZ made or constructed of coarse wooden planks: a slab hut
informal, mainly British an operating or mortuary table
mainly British and Australian informal a package containing 24 cans of beer
to cut or make into a slab or slabs
to cover or lay with slabs
to saw slabs from (a log)
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