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Slab (?), n. [OE. slabbe, of uncertain origin; perhaps originally meaning, a smooth piece, and akin to slape, Icel. sleipr slippery, and E. slip, v. i.]

1.

A thin piece of anything, especially of marble or other stone, having plane surfaces.

Gwilt.

2.

An outside piece taken from a log or timber in sawing it into boards, planks, etc.

3. Zool.

The wryneck.

[Prov. Eng.]

4. Naut.

The slack part of a sail.

Slab line Naut., a line or small rope by which seamen haul up the foot of the mainsail or foresail.

Totten.

 

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Slab, a. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. slaib mud, mire left on a river strand, and E. slop puddle.]

Thick; viscous.

[Obs.]

Make the gruel thick and slab. Shak.

 

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Slab, n.

That which is slimy or viscous; moist earth; mud; also, a puddle.

[Obs.]

Evelyn.

 

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