Definition of slab noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//slæb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//slæb//
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  1. 1a thick flat piece of stone, wood or other hard material a slab of marble/concrete The road was paved with smooth stone slabs. paving slabs a dead body on the slab (= on a table in a mortuary)
  2. 2a thick, flat slice or piece of something a slab of chocolate slabs of meat
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: of unknown origin.Extra examples a slab of butter/​chocolate/​concrete/​meat corpses laid out on cold mortuary slabs thick slabs of meat The police officer looked at the man’s corpse on the slab. The road was paved with smooth stone slabs. They were sitting at the table, tucking into great slabs of meat. paving slabs
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