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slab

1. any of the outside parts of a log that are sawn off while the log is being made into planks
2. Mountaineering a flat sheet of rock lying at an angle of between 30° and 60° from the horizontal
3. Informal chiefly Brit an operating or mortuary table

Slab

The upper part of a reinforced concrete floor, which is carried on beams below; a concrete mat poured on subgrade, serving as a floor rather than as a structural member.

Slab

 

in metallurgy, a semifinished product consisting of a steel billet of rectangular cross section with a high width-to-height ratio (up to 15:1). Slabs are 400-2,500 mm wide and 75-600 mm high (thick). They are made from ingots by rolling in slabbing mills and, sometimes, in blooming and blooming-slabbing mills; they may also be prepared directly from molten metal by continuous casting. Slabs are used in the production of rolled sheet steel. [23–1785–]

slab

[slab]
(civil engineering)
That part of a reinforced concrete floor, roof, or platform which spans beams, columns, walls, or piers.
(electronics)
A relatively thick-cut crystal from which blanks are obtained by subsequent transverse cutting.
(engineering)
The outside piece cut from a log when sawing it into boards.
(geology)
A cleaved or finely parallel jointed rock, which splits into tabular plates from 1 to 4 inches (2.5 to 10 centimeters) thick. Also known as slabstone.
(hydrology)
A layer in, or the whole-thickness of, a snowpack that is very hard and has the ability to sustain elastic deformation under stress.
(materials)
A thin piece of concrete or stone.
(metallurgy)
A piece of metal, intermediate between ingot and plate, with the width at least twice the thickness.
(mining engineering)
A slice taken off the rib of an entry or room in a mine.

slab

1. The upper part of a reinforced concrete floor, which is carried on beams below.
2. A concrete mat poured on subgrade, serving as a floor rather than as a structural member.
3. A flat thick slice or plate of material such as stone, wood, concrete, etc.
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The decision to employ a gyratory, rather than a jaw crusher at Flechtingen is based upon the feed rock which is slabby by nature and therefore has a tendency to pass through a jaw crusher without being broken up.
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The differences are apparent from the back and the side and compared to the elegance of the C-Class, the rear of the CLC is a bit slabby, the large rear lights a little old-fashioned and the third brake light too big.
In fact, I prefer its looks to that of the saloon which has a somewhat slabby rear end.
I'm much more sympathetic to the severe, slabby rear: it is now quite agreeable to the aesthetic senses - in contrast to shock-horror reaction at first introduction.
Add extra sporting touches to the SW over and above the estate shape, and it's a clincher for an all-in-one MPV type, but minus the slabby, van-like profile of such vehicles.
The whole effect shows that SEAT designers are on the right track in achieving modern looks which slim down the overall metal slabby appearance.