slat

verb (1)
\ˈslat \
slatted; slatting

Definition of slat 

(Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : strike, pummel

2 : to hurl or throw smartly

slat

noun

Definition of slat (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a thin narrow flat strip especially of wood or metal

2 slats plural, slang : ribs

3 : an auxiliary airfoil at the leading edge of the wing of an airplane

slat

verb (2)
slatted; slatting

Definition of slat (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to make or equip with slats

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Other Words from slat

Noun

slat adjective
slatted \ˈsla-təd \ adjective

Examples of slat in a Sentence

Noun

the slats of a venetian blind The fence has two broken slats.

First Known Use of slat

Verb (1)

circa 1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slat

Verb (1)

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse sletta to throw carelessly

Noun

Middle English sclate, slate slate

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The first known use of slat was circa 1587

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slat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slat

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

slat

noun
\ˈslat \

Kids Definition of slat

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

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