Slabs

slab

1. A thin piece of anything, especially of marble or other stone, having plane surfaces.

2. An outside piece taken from a log or timber in sawing it into boards, planks, etc.

3. (Science: zoology) The wry neck.

4. The slack part of a sail. Slab line, a line or small rope by which seamen haul up the foot of the mainsail or foresail.

Origin: OE. Slabbe, of uncertain origin; perhaps originally meaning, a smooth piece, and akin to slape, Icel. Sleipr slippery, and E. Slip, v. I.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,367 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link