\ ˈläts How to pronounce lats (audio) \
plural lati\ ˈlä-​tē How to pronounce lati (audio) \ or latu\ ˈlä-​tü How to pronounce latu (audio) \

Definition of lats

the basic monetary unit of Latvia until 2014

Examples of lats in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Continually pressing your upper body into the floor—particularly your lats—and squeezing your glutes will help your hips stay elevated. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The One Lower-Body Exercise From Blake Lively’s Trainer You Should Add to Your Routine," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of lats

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lats

Latvian (nominative plural lati, genitive plural latu), from Latvija Latvia

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“Lats.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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Medical Definition of lats

 (Entry 1 of 2)

plural of lat

Medical Definition of LATS (Entry 2 of 2)

long-acting thyroid stimulator

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