slater

[ sley-ter ]
/ ˈsleɪ tər /

noun

a person who lays slates, as for roofing.

Origin of slater

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

Definition for slater (2 of 2)

Slater

[ sley-ter ]
/ ˈsleɪ tər /

noun

Samuel,1768–1835, U.S. industrialist, born in England.
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British Dictionary definitions for slater

slater

/ (ˈsleɪtə) /

noun

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

slater


n.

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

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