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lab

[lab] /læb/
noun
Origin of lab
by shortening

Lab

[lab] /læb/
noun
1.
Informal. Labrador retriever.
Origin
by shortening

Lab.

1.
2.

lab.

1.
3.
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  • This material included an individual from the early twentieth century who escaped from the lab immediately.

    The Variable Man Philip K. Dick
  • Corinne suspected by his lowered voice that Mr. Hardwick had walked into the lab.

    Weak on Square Roots Russell Burton
  • Later he married a girl named Elaine, who worked at the lab with him.

    Success Story Robert Turner
  • Ned is on foot patrol nights and in charge of the lab and files days.

    Arm of the Law Harry Harrison
  • Thinking about work in the lab reminded Rick that he had an unfinished project of his own on his workbench upstairs.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
British Dictionary definitions for lab

lab

/læb/
noun (informal)
1.
short for laboratory
2.
short for Labrador retriever

lab.

abbreviation
1.
laboratory
2.
labour

Lab.

abbreviation
1.
(politics) Labour
2.
Labrador
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Word Origin and History for lab
n.

shortened form of laboratory, 1895.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lab

lab

modifier

: a lab report

noun

  1. A laboratory (1895+)
  2. (also Lab) A Labrador retriever (1960s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for lab

lab

laboratory

Lab

Labrador retriever

lab.

1.
label
2.
labor
3.
laboratory

Lab.

Labrador
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