Slab vs Hit - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between slab and hit

is that slab is (archaic) mud, sludge or slab can be (southern us|slang) a car that has been modified with equipment such as loudspeakers, lights, special paint, hydraulics, and any other accessories that add to the style of the vehicle while hit is .

As a verb slab

is to make something into a slab.

As an adjective slab

is thick; viscous.



(wikipedia slab)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) sclabbe, slabbe, of origin.


(en noun)
  • (archaic) Mud, sludge.
  • * 1664 , , Sylva, Or A Discourse of Forest Trees , Volume 1,
  • Some do also plant oziers in their eights, like quick-sets, thick, and (near the water) keep them not more than half a foot above ground; but then they must be diligently cleansed from moss, slab , and ouze, and frequently prun'd (especially the smaller spires) to form single shoots;.
  • A large, flat piece of solid material; a solid object that is large and flat.
  • * 1859 , John Lang, Botany Bay, or, True Tales of Early Australia , page 155,
  • There were no windows in the inn. They were not required, since the interstices between the slabs suffered the wind, the rain, and the light of day to penetrate simultaneously.
  • * 1913 , , 2008, page 14,
  • Then there was the Mexican who sold big slabs of chewing taffy for five cents each.
  • * 2010 , Ryan Humphreys, The Flirtations of Dan Harris , page 73,
  • “The pier? You mean those few sodden logs tied together and that dingy slab of rough concrete.”
  • A paving stone; a flagstone.
  • (Australia) A carton containing twenty-four cans of beer.
  • * 2001 , , Gallipoli , page 8,
  • The Australians murder a few slabs of beer and the New Zealanders murder a few vowels.
  • * 2008 , Diem Vo, Family Life , Alice Pung (editor), page 156,
  • However, unlike in Ramsay Street, there were never any cups of tea or bickies served. Instead, each family unit came armed with a slab of beer.
  • * 2010 , Holly Smith, Perth, Western Australia & the Outback , Hunter Publishing, unnumbered page,
  • Common 375-ml cans are called tinnies, and can be bought in 24-can slabs for discounted prices.
  • * 2009 , Ross Fitzgerald, Trevor Jordan, Under the Influence: A History of Alcohol in Australia , 2011, unnumbered page,
  • One essential part of the strategy for selling regionally identified beers beyond their borders was the selling of slabs — a package of four six-packs of stubbies or cans — for discounted prices interstate.
  • An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
  • A bird, the wryneck.
  • (nautical) The slack part of a sail.
  • (slang) A large, luxury pre-1980 General Motors vehicle, particularly a Buick, Oldsmobile or Cadillac.
  • (surfing) A very large wave.
  • * 2009 , Bruce Boal, The Surfing Yearbook , SurfersVillage, page 31,
  • After being towed into a massive slab , Dorian dropped down the face and caught a rail, putting him in a near-impossible situation.
  • * 2011 , Douglas Booth, Surfing: The Ultimate Guide , page 95,
  • In August 2000 he successfully rode a slab of unfathomable power at Teahupo?o.
  • (computing) A sequence of 12 adjacent bits, serving as a byte in some computers.
  • Derived terms
    * slab hut * slab on grade


  • To make something into a slab.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare Gaelic & Irish (slaib), mud, mire left on a river strand, and English .


    (en adjective)
  • thick; viscous
  • * Shakespeare
  • Make the gruel thick and slab .
    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 3

    Acronym of Slow]], Loud And [[banging, Bangin'.


    (en noun)
  • (Southern US, slang) A car that has been modified with equipment such as loudspeakers, lights, special paint, hydraulics, and any other accessories that add to the style of the vehicle.
  • Slim thug - wood grain wheel - You ain't riding slab if them ain't swangas on ya ride.
  • * 2005 , :
  • Pull me over, try to check my slab
  • * 2006 , :
  • I'mma swang, I'mma swing my slab lean to the left
  • * 2012 , Bobby Austin, By All Mean$ , AuthorHouse (2012), ISBN 9781468542943, page 56:
  • All three of them recognized who the Lexus'(sic) belonged to so he parked his slab and they cocked their guns.
    Usage notes
    This term been popularized through the southern rap genre of hip-hop, most notably by rappers such as Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Lil' Keke, and others.


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


  • To strike.
  • #(lb) To administer a blow to, directly or with a weapon or missile.
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
  • #*1922-1927 , (Frank Harris), (My Life and Loves)
  • #*:He tried to hit me but I dodged the blow and went out to plot revenge.
  • #*
  • #*:BELLO: (Shouts) Good, by the rumping jumping general! That's the best bit of news I heard these six weeks. Here, don't keep me waiting, damn you! (He slaps her face)
  • #*:BLOOM: (Whimpers) You're after hitting me. I'll tell
  • #*1934 , , The Slugger's Game
  • #*:I hunted him for half a hour, aiming to learn him to hit a man with a table-leg and then run, but I didn't find him.
  • #(lb) To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly.
  • #:
  • #*(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • #*:If bodies be extension alone, how can they move and hit one against another?
  • #*
  • #*:a dozen apples, each of them near as large as a Bristol barrel, came tumbling about my ears; one of them hit me on the back as I chanced to stoop, and knocked me down flat on my face.
  • #*1882 , (Nathaniel Hawthorne), Doctor Grimshawe's Secret: A romance
  • #*:Meanwhile the street boys kept up a shower of mud balls, many of which hit the Doctor, while the rest were distributed upon his assailants.
  • # To kill a person, usually on the instructions of a third party.
  • #:
  • # To attack, especially amphibiously.
  • #:
  • To briefly visit.
  • :
  • To encounter.
  • :
  • (lb) To attain, to achieve.
  • # To reach or achieve.
  • #:
  • #*2012 , August 1. Owen Gibson in Guardian Unlimited, London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal:
  • #*:And her success with Glover, a product of the National Lottery-funded Sporting Giants talent identification programme, will also spark relief among British officials who were starting to fret a little about hitting their target of equalling fourth in the medal table from Beijing.
  • #(lb) To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, often by luck.
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:And oft it hits / Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.
  • #*(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • #*:Millions miss for one that hits .
  • #To guess; to light upon or discover.
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:Thou hast hit it.
  • (lb) To affect negatively.
  • :
  • To make a play.
  • # In blackjack, to deal a card to.
  • #:
  • # To come up to bat.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; said of a single unprotected piece on a point.
  • To use; to connect to.
  • :
  • To have sex with.
  • :
  • To inhale an amount of smoke from a narcotic substance, particularly marijuana
  • :
  • Antonyms
    * (manage to touch in the right place) miss
    Derived terms
    (Terms derived from the verb "hit") * don't let the door hit you on the way out * flood-hit (adjective ) * hit a home run * hit a nerve * hit a six * hit a snag * hit above one's weight * hit and run * hit at * hit back * hit below one's weight * hit for six * hit home * hit it an quit it * hit it big * hit it off * hitman * hit on * hit one out of the ballpark * hit one's stride * hit out * hit paydirt * hit the ball twice * hit the books * hit the bottle * hit the bricks * hit the ceiling * hit the deck * hit the dirt * hit the gas * hit the ground running * hit the hay * hit the head * hit the headlines * hit the jackpot * hit the nail on the head * hit the net * hit the pan * hit the pavement * hit the road * hit rock bottom * hit the rock * hit the rocks * hit the roof * hit the sack * hit the silk * hit the skids * hit the spot * hit up * hit upon * hit wicket * hittable * hitter * hitting * not know what hit one * pinch-hit


    (en noun)
  • A blow; a punch; a striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.
  • * Dryden
  • So he the famed Cilician fencer praised, / And, at each hit , with wonder seems amazed.
    The hit was very slight.
  • A success, especially in the entertainment industry.
  • The band played their hit song to the delight of the fans.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • What late he called a blessing, now was wit, / And God's good providence, a lucky hit .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=February 9 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Review: Chico & Rita citation , page= , passage=Chico & Rita opens in the modern era, as an aged, weary Chico shines shoes in his native Cuba. Then a song heard on the radio—a hit he wrote and recorded with Rita in their youth—carries him back to 1948 Havana, where they first met. }}
  • An attack on a location, person or people.
  • # In the game of , a correct guess at where one's opponent ship is.
  • (computing, Internet) The result of a search of a computer system or of a search engine
  • (Internet) A measured visit to a web site, a request for a single file from a web server.
  • My site received twice as many hits after being listed in a search engine.
  • An approximately correct answer in a test set.
  • (baseball) The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice.
  • The catcher got a hit to lead off the fifth.
  • (colloquial) A dose of an illegal or addictive drug.
  • Where am I going to get my next hit ?
  • A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes.
  • (dated) A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark.
  • a happy hit
  • A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts for less than a gammon.
  • Antonyms
    * (a punch) miss * (success) flop, turkey
    Derived terms
    * banjo hit * base hit * cult hit * direct hit * hit counter * hit list * hit parade * hit point * hit squad * hit test * infield hit * king hit * nervous hit * no hit * one-hit wonder * pinch hit * smash hit * straight hit * take a hit

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) . More at (l). Note 'it.


  • (dialectal) .
  • * 1922 , Philip Gengembre Hubert, The Atlantic monthly, Volume 130:
  • But how hit was to come about didn't appear.
  • * 1998 , Nancy A. Walker, What's so funny?: humor in American culture:
  • Now, George, grease it good, an' let hit' slide down the hill ' hits own way.
    Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)