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lat1

[laht] /lɑt/
noun, plural lats, lati
[lah-tee] /ˈlɑ ti/ (Show IPA)
1.
a former silver coin of Latvia, equal to 100 santimi.
Origin of lat1
1920-1925
1920-25; < Latvian lats, equivalent to Lat(vija) Latvia + -s nominative singular noun ending

lat2

[lat] /læt/
noun, Informal.
Origin
by shortening

lât

[laht] /lɑt/
noun, Architecture.
1.
(in India) a monolithic stamba.
Origin
First recorded in 1790-1800, lât is from the Hindi word lāṭ, lāṭh

lats

[lats] /læts/
plural noun, Informal.
1.
latissimus dorsi muscles.
Origin
by shortening

lat.

1.

Lat.

1.
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Examples from the Web for lat
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  • I find we are just where we were before we left, in 80 15 lat.

    The Field of Ice Jules Verne
  • I never did, and I never will hit a lassie, lat her kill me!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Dinna lat him suffer for my ignorance, whether I be to blame for 't or no.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • At noon we had steamed 184 miles, and were 471 miles distant from Great Coco, in lat.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • About noon Tom got an observation, and found that we were in lat.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • At noon we had run 120 miles under sail, and were then in lat.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • On the 60th day out the meridian of Greenwich was crossed in lat.

  • lat them tak' it They had no business to be oot aboot thegither.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • Or again we may compare the productions of South America south of lat.

British Dictionary definitions for lat

lat.

abbreviation
1.
latitude

Lat.

abbreviation
1.
Latin

lats

/læts/
noun (pl) lati (ˈlætiː)
1.
the standard monetary unit of Latvia, divided into 100 santimi
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lat in Medicine

LATS abbr.
long-acting thyroid stimulator

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for lat

lat

modifier

For exercising the latissimus dorsi muscles: did a handstand on the seat of the lat pull down machine (1980s+)

lats

noun

The latissimus dorsi muscles: checking the cut of their lats in shiny windows (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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