slat


1slat

transitive verb \ˈslat\
slat·tedslat·ting

Definition of SLAT

1
:  strike, pummel
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

2slat

noun

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

Full Definition of SLAT

1
:  a thin narrow flat strip especially of wood or metal
2
plural slang :  ribs
3
:  an auxiliary airfoil at the leading edge of the wing of an airplane
slat adjective
slat·ted \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

3slat

transitive verb
slat·tedslat·ting

Definition of SLAT

:  to make or equip with slats

First Known Use of SLAT

1886

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