I. noun Etymology: Middle English slabbe Date: 14th century 1. a thick plate or slice (as of stone, wood, or bread): as a. the outside piece cut from a log in squaring it b. concrete pavement (as of a road); specifically a strip of concrete pavement laid as a single unjointed piece c. (1) a flat rectangular architectural element that is usually formed of a single piece or mass <
a concrete foundation slab
(2) a rectangular building having little width with respect to its length and usually height 2. something that resembles a slab (as in size, shape, or density) <
backed up by a solid slab of reference material — Times Literary Supplement
slablike adjective II. transitive verb (slabbed; slabbing) Date: 1703 1. a. to remove an outer slab from (as a log) b. to divide or form into slabs 2. to cover or support (as a roadbed or roof) with slabs 3. to put on thickly III. adjective Etymology: akin to Middle English slabben to wallow, obsolete Danish slab muck Date: 1605 dialect chiefly England thick, viscous

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