1 a broad flat thick piece of wood, stone, or other material
2 a thick slice of cake, etc.
3 any of the outside parts of a log that are sawn off while the log is being made into planks
4 (Mountaineering) a flat sheet of rock lying at an angle of between 30° and 60° from the horizontal
6 modifier (Austral. and N.Z.) made or constructed of coarse wooden planks
a slab hut
7 Informal (chiefly Brit) an operating or mortuary table
vb , slabs, slabbing, slabbed tr
8 to cut or make into a slab or slabs
9 to cover or lay with slabs
10 to saw slabs from (a log)
(C13: of unknown origin)
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