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.
Aeronautics. a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that can be extended forward to create a gap (slot ) to improve airflow.
to furnish or make with slats
Other definitions for slat (2 of 3)
to throw or dash with force.
to flap violently, as sails.
a slap; a sharp blow.
Other definitions for S. Lat. (3 of 3)
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How to use slat in a sentence
The extensive fields of ice from which the blocks in question are brought are situated in 11° 14′ S. lat.
Ringrose identifies this bay and river with the bay and river of Loa, on the Chilean coast, the bay in 21° 28´ S. lat.
A meridian altitude observed here, placed us in 35° 25´ 15´´ S. lat.
Descending a little, we came suddenly in view of what appeared to us a rich clump of trees, in S. lat.The Discovery of the Source of the Nile | John Hanning Speke
On the 19th of April, he perceived land which extended from north-east to west, in 37° 58' S. Lat.Celebrated Travels and Travellers | Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for slat (1 of 3)
a narrow thin strip of wood or metal, as used in a Venetian blind, etc
a movable or fixed auxiliary aerofoil attached to the leading edge of an aircraft wing to increase lift, esp during landing and takeoff
(tr) to provide with slats
British Dictionary definitions for slat (2 of 3)
(tr) to throw violently; fling carelessly
(intr) to flap violently
a sudden blow
British Dictionary definitions for slat (3 of 3)
Irish a spent salmon
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