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slat

verb \ ˈslat \

Definition of slat

slatted; slatting
transitive verb
2 :to hurl or throw smartly

Origin and Etymology of slat

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


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slat

noun

Definition of slat

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

adjective

slatted

play \ˈsla-təd\ adjective

Examples of slat in a Sentence

  1. the slats of a venetian blind

  2. The fence has two broken slats.

Origin and Etymology of slat

Middle English sclate, slate slate


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slat

verb

Definition of slat

slatted; slatting
transitive verb
:to make or equip with slats

First Known Use of slat

1886


SLAT Defined for English Language Learners

slat

noun

Definition of slat for English Language Learners

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


SLAT Defined for Kids

slat

noun \ ˈslat \

Definition of slat for Students

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


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