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slater Syllabification: slat·er
Pronunciation: /ˈslādər/

Definition of slater in English:


1A person who slates roofs for a living.
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
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.

Words that rhyme with slater

cater, crater, creator, curator, data, debater, delator, dumbwaiter, equator, fascinator, freighter, frustrater, gaiter, grater, gyrator, hater, later, legator, mater, negator, pater, peseta, plater, rotator, skater, stater, tater, traitor, ultimata, understater, upstater, waiter
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