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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
First recorded in 1815-25, slat is from the Old Norse word sletta to splash, strike
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Examples from the Web for slatted
Historical Examples
  • There were only two means of exit: the door and the four slatted windows.

    The Mystery of Arnold Hall Helen M. Persons
  • He slatted his finger with the gesture of one who throws off a noisome serpent.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • He stroked his thin fingers down his arm and slatted into the air.

  • 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
  • Inside were piles of mattresses and chairs; perhaps a black stovepipe stuck out through the slatted sides of the cart.

  • 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 sides may be tight half way up, and the rest of the sides and the top should be slatted.

  • Here there was a high board fence and a slatted gate, which for some reason stood partly open.

    Fighting in Cuban Waters Edward Stratemeyer
  • Vorse had pushed open the slatted door of his place and stepped outside.

    In the Shadow of the Hills George C. Shedd
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.

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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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