slatch

noun
\ˈslach\
plural -es

Definition of slatch 

1 : a transitory breeze or its duration

2 : an interval of fair weather a slatch in the stormTime

3 : a calm between breaking waves big waves generally come in groups of three, and then behind them there is a slatch— Hickman Powell

4 : the loose or slack part of a rope

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