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Slate Terminology

  1. : Head
  2. : Tail
  3. : Gauge
  4. : Side lap or bond
  5. : Head lap or cover
  6. : Margin or tail area
  7. : Length of slate
  8. : In band
slate terminology diagram
Scots slates are sized using a pin rule. The measurement used is the distance between the nail hole and the leading edge.

- see slate.