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English definition of “slate”

slate

verb [T] (ROCK)    /sleɪt/
to cover a roof with slatesRoofs and parts of roofsConstruction work and workers
(Definition of slate verb (ROCK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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