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[n] block consisting of a thick piece of something

Misc. Definitions

\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. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
\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.
\Slab\, n. That which is slimy or viscous; moist earth; mud; also, a puddle. [Obs.] --Evelyn.

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