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slater

[sley-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who lays slates, as for roofing.
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Origin of slater

First recorded in 1375–1425, slater is from the late Middle English word sclater. See slate1, -er1

Slater

[sley-ter]
noun
  1. Samuel,1768–1835, U.S. industrialist, born in England.
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Related Words for slater

dusty, drab, grey, silvery, jet, slate, onyx, coal, sable, pitch, brunet, ebony, clouded, charcoal, sloe, obsidian, raven, stone, lead, neutral

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British Dictionary definitions for slater

slater

noun
  1. a person trained in laying roof slates
  2. dialect, Australian and NZ a woodlouseSee also sea slater
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Word Origin and History for slater

n.

"one who makes or lays slates," c.1400 (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from slate.

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