AskDefine | Define slab

Dictionary Definition

slab n : block consisting of a thick piece of something [also: slabbing, slabbed]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /slæb/
  • Rhymes with: -æb

Noun

  1. A large, flat shaped piece of material such as stone, concrete, clay, butter etc..
  2. A paving stone, flagstone
  3. the equivalent to a 12-bit byte in some computers
  4. a box containing twenty-four 375 ml aluminium cans of beer
  5. full-size luxury pre-1980 GM vehicles, primarily Buick, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac

Translations

flat piece of material
paving stone

Verb

  1. to make something into a slab

Anagrams

Croatian

Etymology

Adjective

  1. weak

Romanian

Etymology

slabŭ

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. weak

Declension

Antonyms

Slovene

Adjective

slab

Extensive Definition

Slab can refer to:

Physical objects and substances

Fiction

Computing

Geometry

  • In geometry, the area between two parallel hyperplanes

Slang

  • In Australian slang, a carton or 24-pack of beer
  • In Southern United States slang, a heavily modified car.
  • Full-size luxury pre-1980 GM vehicles, primarily Buick, Oldsobile, and Cadillac

Arts and Music

  • Slab serif. In typography, a slab serif typeface is a type of serif typeface characterized by thick, block-like serifs.
  • SLAB is the "Sound and Literary Arts Book" from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, which takes its name from the Saussure, Lacan, Althusser anf Barthes allusion, as well as "rock face" and "sitting in a corner to watch the colours" from Terry Pratchett.
  • In film theory, SLAB refers to the post-structuralist approach to film theory. The name "SLAB" comes from the last names of Ferdinand de Saussure (linguist), Jaques Lacan (psychoanalyst), Louis Althusser (structural Marxist) and Roland Barthes (cultural theorist)
  • SLAB Sydney funk/punk band formed in the Northern Beaches in 1999.
  • Slow Loud And Banging, a hip hop subgenre from Texas, also known as Screwed & Chopped.
  • Houston rap group S.L.A.B. (Slow, Loud, And, Bangin)

Business

People

  • Slab is the nickname of Thomas Murphy, an Irish republican, and alleged IRA Army Council Chief of Staff.
slab in Persian: تختال
slab in Japanese: スラブ

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