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slating

[ sley-ting ]
/ ˈsleɪ tɪŋ /
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noun

the act or work of covering something with slates.
materials for roofing with slates.

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Origin of slating

First recorded in 1565–75; slate1 + -ing1
un·slat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slating (1 of 2)

slating1
/ (ˈsleɪtɪŋ) /

noun

the act or process of laying slates
slates collectively, or material for making slates

British Dictionary definitions for slating (2 of 2)

slating2
/ (ˈsleɪtɪŋ) /

noun

informal, mainly British a severe reprimand or critical attack
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