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Material MattersPlay
A 'slab' often refers to a large piece of hard material for construction or art. SlideThe artist carved his sculpture out of a single slab of granite.
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Thickness ImpliedPlay
'Slab' suggests thickness and solidity, differentiating it from thinner items like 'sheet' or 'plate'. SlideHe placed the heavy slab of metal on the workbench.
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Not Always FlatPlay
While usually flat, 'slab' can still be applied to slightly irregular surfaces if thick and large. SlideA slab of rough-hewn stone served as the doorstep.