\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

Examples of lat in a Sentence

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Lat Pull with Arm Rotation Lat pulls work your lats, mid traps, and rhomboids, says Braithwaite. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "Jennifer Lopez's 8-Move Arm and Back Workout Is a Total-Body Challenge," 5 Oct. 2018 While in West Palm Beach, Fla. during his 50-game suspension earlier this season, Whitley sustained what Luhnow described as a minor lat injury, slightly setting back his return. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros prospect Forrest Whitley exits first inning of start with apparent injury," 5 July 2018 Here are the first few paragraphs of the story: Video Comes To S.D. on Own Station Variety Program Marks First Local Telecast Its own television came to San Diego lat night., "May 17, 1949: San Diego gets a TV station," 17 May 2018 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

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\ˈlat \

Medical Definition of lat 

: latissimus dorsi usually used in plural

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