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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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They walked down the long grassy arcade towards the stranger, who was sitting on a gray slab under an enormous willow.
But they had already stopped and turned towards the gray slab.
He flung down the slab, broke it, and swooping down on her with outstretched hands shouted, "Get out
On the marble slab were two plates, two napkins, two rolls of bread, and a dish, with another napkin in it, on which reposed two quaint little black balls.
In persons who were so soon to part, and interpose between their else daily communication the formidable barrier of many thousand miles of stormy space, and who were for that reason anxious to cast no other cloud, not even the passing shadow of a moment's disappointment or discomfiture, upon the short interval of happy companionship that yet remained to them - in persons so situated, the natural transition from these first surprises was obviously into peals of hearty laughter, and I can report that I, for one, being still seated upon the slab or perch before mentioned, roared outright until the vessel rang again.
The gaping salmon and the golden mullet lying on the slab seem to turn up their eyes sideways, as they would turn up their hands if they had any, in worshipping admiration.
government to treat slabs separately from finished steel.
The Yorkshire stone slabs were taken on two different nights.
Electronic functions could stay in parts of slabs away from steel bars, she claims.
Along with the glass slabs produced by Schott Glass Technologies, roughly half of the total glass slabs needed for NIP have been produced.
Dominating the northern edge is the Interpolis headquarters, a monumental office complex distilled into a chunky point block and an elongated slab.