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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–]