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slat1

[slat] /slæt/
noun
1.
a long thin, narrow strip of wood, metal, etc., used as a support for a bed, as one of the horizontal laths of a Venetian blind, etc.
2.
Aeronautics. a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that can be extended forward to create a gap (slot) to improve airflow.
3.
slats, Slang.
  1. the ribs.
  2. the buttocks.
  3. (initial capital letter) a nickname for a tall, slender man.
verb (used with object), slatted, slatting.
4.
to furnish or make with slats.
Origin of slat1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English sclat, slatt a slate < Middle French esclat splinter, fragment; see éclat

slat2

[slat] /slæt/ Chiefly British Dialect
verb (used with object), slatted, slatting.
1.
to throw or dash with force.
verb (used without object), slatted, slatting.
2.
to flap violently, as sails.
noun
3.
a slap; a sharp blow.
Origin
1815-25; < Old Norse sletta to splash, strike
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Examples from the Web for slatted
Historical Examples
  • The awning was dropped and the canvas heaved and slatted against the poles.

    The Girls of Central High in Camp Gertrude W. Morrison
  • He slatted his finger with the gesture of one who throws off a noisome serpent.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • The side and roof of the tent bellied in and slatted in the squalls.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • Many farmers have a suitable building if the slatted floor is added.

    The Apple Various
  • If stored in a cellar or building, the heads are generally cut from the stems and stored on slatted shelves or in shallow bins.

  • Vorse had pushed open the slatted door of his place and stepped outside.

    In the Shadow of the Hills George C. Shedd
  • The ice compartment should be lined with zinc and a slatted door should open into it from the ice room.

    Campward Ho! Unknown
  • In the slatted box, the mother hen clucked drowsily, and wise cheeps from beneath her wings answered bravely.

    Mr. Achilles Jennette Lee
  • This is a slatted wooden walk built to prevent as much as possible sinking into the mud.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
  • The stalls should have brick floors, or brick or cement, with a slatted wooden floor over it.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for slatted

slat1

/slæt/
noun
1.
a narrow thin strip of wood or metal, as used in a Venetian blind, etc
2.
a movable or fixed auxiliary aerofoil attached to the leading edge of an aircraft wing to increase lift, esp during landing and takeoff
verb slats, slatting, slatted
3.
(transitive) to provide with slats
Word Origin
C14: from Old French esclat splinter, from esclater to shatter

slat2

/slæt/
verb slats, slatting, slatted
1.
(transitive) to throw violently; fling carelessly
2.
(intransitive) to flap violently
noun
3.
a sudden blow
Word Origin
C13: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse, Icelandic sletta to slap

slat3

/slæt/
noun
1.
(Irish) a spent salmon
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for slatted

slat

n.

late 14c., earlier sclat (c.1300), "a roofing slate, a thin, flat stone," from Old French esclat "split piece, chip, splinter" (Modern French éclat), back-formation from esclater "to break, splinter, burst," probably from Frankish *slaitan "to tear, slit" or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German slizan, Old English slitan; see slit (v.)). Meaning "long, thin, narrow piece of wood or metal" attested from 1764.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for slatted

slat

noun

A ski (1960s+ Skiers)

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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