Definition of slater in English:


Syllabification: slat·er
Pronunciation: /ˈslādər


1A person who slates roofs for a living.
More example sentences
  • Tony stared off in the building trade and quickly settled into work as a roof slater.
  • There Naismith worked, as best he could given his poor health, as a plasterer and slater.
  • Sangster, a retired slater, added: ‘The girl at the stonemason's yard was a bit taken aback when I told her the stone was for me.’
2A wood louse or similar isopod.
  • Several species in the order Isopoda. See also sea slater
More example sentences
  • A few Crustacea (slaters or sow bugs) even live on land, usually under old logs and leaf litter.
  • I could also see large marine isopods, looking like giant marine slaters, and some flower-like sea lilies (crinoids, a group of echinoderms related to starfishes).
  • Visitors have viewed many types of spiders, beetles and slaters under bright lights and microscopes.

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