slab

slab(
slahb
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (flat piece of hard material)
a. la losa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The contractor unloaded the slabs of slate for the walkway to the house.El contratista descargó las losas de pizarra para el sendero a la casa.
b. el bloque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
These concrete slabs will be used to form the foundation of the building.Estos bloques de concreto se utilizarán para formar los cimientos del edificio.
2. (culinary)
a. el trozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Oscar ordered a great big slab of sausage pizza and a soda.Oscar pidió un buen trozo de pizza de salchicha y un refresco.
b. el pedazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
After the appetizers, Arnau ate a slab of steak with potatoes and alioli.Después de los aperitivos, Arnau se comió un pedazo de bistec con papas y alioli.
c. la tableta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(chocolate)
Nothing was left of the entire slab of chocolate.No quedó nada de toda la tableta de chocolate.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(autopsy table)
a. la mesa de autopsias
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The pathologist left the body on the slab for only five minutes, and when he came back it was gone.El patólogo dejó el cadáver en la mesa de autopsias durante solo cinco minutos, y cuando volvió, había desaparecido.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to cut in slabs)
a. cortar en tablones
They spent all week back at the sawmill slabbing the trunks.Pasaron toda la semana en el aserradero cortando los troncos en tablones.
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slab
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of stone, concrete)
a. la losa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of cake, meat)
a. el trozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (of chocolate)
a. la tableta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
4. (in mortuary)
a. la mesa de amortajamiento
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
slab [slæb]
noun
1 [of stone] losa (f)
2 (in mortuary) plancha (f) de mármol; tabla (f) de mármol
3 [of chocolate] tableta (f); [of cake etc] trozo (m); tajada (f); [of meat] tajada (f) (gruesa)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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