Paver vs Slab - What's the difference?
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
A flat stone used to pave a pathway, such as a walkway to one's home.
One who paves; one who lays pavement.
From (etyl) sclabbe, slabbe, of origin.
(archaic) Mud, sludge.
* 1664 , ,
Sylva, Or A Discourse of Forest Trees , Volume 1,
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 ,
- 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;.
* 1913 , , 2008,
- 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.
* 2010 , Ryan Humphreys, The Flirtations of Dan Harris ,
- Then there was the Mexican who sold big slabs of chewing taffy for five cents each.
A paving stone; a flagstone.
(Australia) A carton containing twenty-four cans of beer.
* 2001 , , Gallipoli ,
- “The pier? You mean those few sodden logs tied together and that dingy slab of rough concrete.”
* 2008 , Diem Vo, Family Life , Alice Pung (editor),
- The Australians murder a few slabs of beer and the New Zealanders murder a few vowels.
* 2010 , Holly Smith, Perth, Western Australia & the Outback , Hunter Publishing,
- 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.
* 2009 , Ross Fitzgerald, Trevor Jordan, Under the Influence: A History of Alcohol in Australia , 2011,
- Common 375-ml cans are called tinnies, and can be bought in 24-can slabs for discounted prices.
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,
- 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.
* 2011 , Douglas Booth, Surfing: The Ultimate Guide ,
- After being towed into a massive slab , Dorian dropped down the face and caught a rail, putting him in a near-impossible situation.
(computing) A sequence of 12 adjacent bits, serving as a byte in some computers.
- In August 2000 he successfully rode a slab of unfathomable power at Teahupo?o.
* slab hut
* slab on grade
To make something into a slab.
Compare Gaelic & Irish (slaib), mud, mire left on a river strand, and English .
Acronym of Slow]], Loud And [[banging, Bangin'.
(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.
* 2005 , :
- Slim thug - wood grain wheel - You ain't riding slab if them ain't swangas on ya ride.
* 2006 , :
- Pull me over, try to check my slab
* 2012 , Bobby Austin, By All Mean$ , AuthorHouse (2012), ISBN 9781468542943,
- I'mma swang, I'mma swing my slab lean to the left
- All three of them recognized who the Lexus'(sic) belonged to so he parked his slab and they cocked their guns.
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.