slab-sided
adjective Date: 1817 having flat sides; also being tall or long and lank

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  • slab-sided — [slab′sīd′id] adj. Informal 1. flat sided 2. tall and slender; lank …   English World dictionary

  • Slab-sided — Slab sid ed, a. Having flat sides; hence, tall, or long and lank. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slab-sided — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : having the rib cage narrow from side to side with flat sides and the ribs deficient in lateral curvature a slab sided horse also : giving an effect of such a condition by reason of leanness or slenderness an airplane… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slab-sided — /slab suy did/, adj. Informal. 1. having the sides long and flat, like slabs. 2. tall and lank. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • slab-sided — slab′ sid ed adj. having the sides long and flat • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • slab-sided — a fish with a compressed body, oval in cross section with flattened sides …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Slab-sided naiad — Taxobox name = Slab sided naiad status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia ordo = Unionoida familia = Unionidae genus = Lexingtonia species = L. dolabelloides binomial = Lexingtonia… …   Wikipedia

  • slab — sided …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • slab-sid|ed — «SLAB SY dihd», adjective. 1. having long, flat sides: »a slab sided, fourteen story block still at the skeletal stage (Manchester Guardian). 2. Informal. tall and lank: »long legged, slab sided, lean, sunburnt … lads (Henry Kingsley) …   Useful english dictionary

  • slab — noun (C) 1 a thick flat four sided piece of a hard material such as stone: The patio was made of stone slabs. 2 a slab of cake/chocolate etc a large flat piece of cake etc 3 on the slab slang lying dead in a hospital or mortuary …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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