What is slate?

  • (verb): Cover with slate.
    Example: "Slate the roof"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism.

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Slate (turkey)
... The Slate, or Blue Slate, is a breed of domestic turkey known for the slate gray color of its plumage ... Turkeys of the Slate breed may actually be any number of shades between pure black and white, but only ash-gray birds are eligible for showing under the directive of the American Poultry Association’s ‘’Sta ... Slate turkeys are listed as critically endangered by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, and meet the definition of a heritage turkey breed ...
Slate And Stylus - Writing
... by placing a piece of heavy paper in the slate, aligning it correctly and closing the slate ... The pins in the back of the slate puncture or pinch the paper securely between the two halves of the slate ... The slate is repositioned as needed to continue writing on the paper ...
Slate Creek Bridge
... The Slate Creek Bridge is a riveted steel Parker pony truss bridge spanning the Blue River 9 miles (14.5 km) north of Silverthorne, Colorado ... It is named after the road it carries, Slate Creek Road ...
Slate - Fossils
... Because slate was formed in low heat and pressure, compared to a number of other metamorphic rocks, some fossils can be found in slate sometimes even microscopic remains of delicate organisms ...
Slate Ridge School
... Slate Ridge School is a historic school located at Whiteford, Harford County, Maryland ... of the building is two stories, constructed of brick with a slate hip roof and a small wooden cupola in the center ...

More definitions of "slate":

  • (verb): Enter on a list or slate for an election.
    Example: "He was slated for borough president"
  • (noun): Thin layers of rock used for roofing.
    Synonyms: slating
  • (noun): A fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers.
  • (verb): Designate or schedule.
    Example: "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
  • (noun): A list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices.
    Synonyms: ticket
  • (noun): (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate.