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Definition of lat

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: latissimus dorsi usually used in plural

Definition of lat (Entry 2 of 3)


Definition of LAT (Entry 3 of 3)

local apparent time

Examples of lat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This move can work the lats, explains coach Jordan Shallow on Mind Pump TV. Molly Longman,, "The Workout Moves Shakira Used To Prep For The Super Bowl," 3 Feb. 2020 Move your body weight on a foam roller to loosen up tightness in your quads, calves, lats, and more. Popular Science, "Portable exercise gear for the fit traveler," 30 Oct. 2019 Prime-time prospect Jesus Luzardo strained a rotator cuff in spring training and suffered a strained lat muscle in July. Bruce Jenkins,, "A’s clinch wild-card berth in a season defined by stability and perseverance," 27 Sep. 2019 Severino, 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA in three starts, made his season debut Sept. 17 after missing most of the year with a Grade 2 lat strain. Johnny Parlay, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Houston Astros at New York Yankees ALCS Game 3 odds, lines, picks and betting tips," 14 Oct. 2019 The lat activation during this portion of the move is comparable to that of a lat pull-down (though of course the two moves have different ranges of motion), says Marrero. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why You Should Try Sit-ups With a Mini Resistance Band Around Your Wrists," 18 Apr. 2019 Severino — who has been sidelined all year, first with a rotator cuff injury and then a strained lat muscle — is scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time since March. Kristie Ackert,, "Domingo German has been a season-saver for Yankees," 9 Aug. 2019 Luis Severino, the team’s best starting pitcher, hasn’t thrown a pitch all season because of a rotator cuff injury and a puzzling lat strain. James Wagner, New York Times, "The Yankees Are Still on Top, but the Red Sox Are Surging," 29 July 2019 Yankees: RHP Dellin Betances strained his lat muscle while pitching to batters in a simulated game Friday and won't throw for a few weeks, manager Aaron Boone said. Ronald Blum,, "Alonso helps Mets gain split; Voit lifts Yanks in opener," 12 June 2019

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2020

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“Lat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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Medical Definition of lat

: latissimus dorsi usually used in plural

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