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slater

[sley-ter] /ˈsleɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who lays slates, as for roofing.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English sclater. See slate1, -er1

Slater

[sley-ter] /ˈsleɪ tər/
noun
1.
Samuel, 1768–1835, U.S. industrialist, born in England.
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slater

/ˈsleɪtə/
noun
1.
a person trained in laying roof slates
2.
(dialect, Austral & NZ) a woodlouse See also sea slater
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Word Origin and History for slater
n.

"one who makes or lays slates," c.1400 (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from slate.

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