\ˈlat \

Definition of lat 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: latissimus dorsi usually used in plural


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Definition of lat (Entry 2 of 3)



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Definition of LAT (Entry 3 of 3)

local apparent time

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Infielder Allen Cordoba, outfielder Alex Dickerson (elbow) and pitcher Colin Rea (lat) will all be placed on the 60-day disabled list. Kevin Acee,, "Padres appear ready to go with three catchers," 25 Mar. 2018 Detroit Tigers prospect Franklin Perez made his first appearance since injuring a lat muscle in his back last March. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers Franklin Perez makes first start since injury," 25 June 2018 Phil for Phil Right-hander Phil Maton (lat) also rejoined the Padres from his rehab assignment at Double-A San Antonio as right-hander Phil Hughes hit the disabled list with a right rhomboid strain. Jeff Sanders,, "Tyson Ross reaching back for more when he needs it," 22 June 2018 Smith had surgery Monday to repair a Grade 3 lat strain, and is out for the rest of the season. Matthew Defranks,, "Marlins surprised J.T. Realmuto didn't win player vote on way to All-Star honor," 9 July 2018 Left-hander Richard Bleier has surgery to repair a lat muscle tear on his left side earlier this month. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles notes: O'Day to have season-ending surgery," 30 June 2018 Pull-ups rely heavily on your lats (which, particularly for newer lifters, are tough to learn just how to engage), where chin-ups engage your biceps more as well as your back. Casey Johnston, SELF, "Ask a Swole Woman: How Can I Actually Do a Pull-Up?," 6 June 2018 Alzolay concern: Adbert Alzolay, the Cubs’ top pitching prospect, left his start at Triple-A Iowa after four hitless innings against New Orleans because of a grade 1 lat strain. Mark Gonzales,, "Joe Maddon sticks with belief Anthony Rizzo's controversial slide was legal," 29 May 2018 Add these three moves to your morning or evening routine to train and maintain your lats, abs, and glutes. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Back Pain Repair Manual," 22 May 2018

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\ˈlat \

Medical Definition of lat 

: latissimus dorsi usually used in plural

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