Paver vs Slab - What's the difference?

paver | slab |


As nouns the difference between paver and slab

is that paver is a flat stone used to pave a pathway, such as a walkway to one's home while 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.

As a verb slab is

to make something into a slab.

As an adjective slab is

thick; viscous.

paver

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A flat stone used to pave a pathway, such as a walkway to one's home.
  • One who paves; one who lays pavement.
  • slab

    English

    (wikipedia slab)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) sclabbe, slabbe, of origin.

    Noun

    (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,
  • β€œThe 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 β€” a package of four six-packs of stubbies or cans β€” 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

    Verb

    (slabb)
  • To make something into a slab.
  • Etymology 2

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

    Adjective

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

    Etymology 3

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

    Noun

    (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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