slat

verb (1)
\ ˈslat How to pronounce slat (audio) \
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 How to pronounce slat (audio) \ 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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“Slat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slat. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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slat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slat

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

slat

noun
\ ˈslat How to pronounce slat (audio) \

Kids Definition of slat

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

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