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American English: /slæb/
British English: /slab/

Translation of slab in Spanish:


  • 1 (of stone)
    (of concrete) bloque (masculine)
    (of cake, bread) pedazo (masculine)
    trozo (masculine) (grueso)
    a marble slab
    una placa de mármol
    a slab of chocolate
    una tableta de chocolate
    Example sentences
    • Massive concrete floor slabs provide thermal storage, collecting heat and giving it off again later on.
    • Concrete paving slabs, available from the big DIY chains, can look almost as good as the real thing.
    • A concrete slab on grade or floor is going to crack.
    Example sentences
    • Stuff it into a red bell pepper instead of sandwiching it between two slabs of Wonder bread.
    • We enjoyed it with a slab of delicious chocolate cake.
    • There is something utterly indulgent, delicious and satisfying about a slab of chocolate cake.
    Example sentences
    • There was raw chicken on a driftwood slab for this farewell meal too.
    • This is where we met them, crawling out of timber slab houses.
    • Now we were before the great hall itself, and I looked up at timber walls made of slabs of oak four times my height.
  • 2 (in mortuary) [colloquial]the slab
    la mesa de autopsias
    Example sentences
    • Some churches are as warm and inviting as a mortuary slab.
    • She begins to experiment, creating casts of mortuary slabs as well as mundane household objects.
    • Whiteread cast them from two mortuary slabs which she had bought from a salvage yard in Hackney.
    Example sentences
    • Winner gets a free slab of beer and all the pies that they can eat.
    • There were hundreds, if not thousands, of megalitres being traded for one slab of beer.
    • Load up the ute with two spare tyres and a few slabs of beer, we're off on a virtual road trip through the history of life.
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