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slat

play
transitive verb \ˈslat\

Definition of slat

slat·tedslat·ting

  1. 1 :  strike, pummel

  2. 2 :  to hurl or throw smartly



Origin of slat

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse sletta to throw carelessly


First Known Use: circa 1587


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slat

noun

Simple Definition of slat

  • : a thin, narrow strip of wood, plastic, or metal

Full Definition of slat

  1. 1 :  a thin narrow flat strip especially of wood or metal

  2. 2 plural slang :  ribs

  3. 3 :  an auxiliary airfoil at the leading edge of the wing of an airplane

slat adjective
slat·ted play \ˈsla-təd\ adjective

Examples of slat

  1. the slats of a venetian blind

  2. The fence has two broken slats.



Origin of slat

Middle English sclate, slate slate


First Known Use: 1764


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slat

transitive verb

Definition of slat

slat·tedslat·ting

  1. :  to make or equip with slats



1886

First Known Use of slat

1886


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