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slat1

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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.
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verb (used with object), slat·ted, slat·ting.
  1. to furnish or make with slats
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Origin of slat1

1350–1400; Middle English sclat, slatt a slate < Middle French esclat splinter, fragment; see éclat

slat2

[slat]Chiefly British Dialect
verb (used with object), slat·ted, slat·ting.
  1. to throw or dash with force.
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verb (used without object), slat·ted, slat·ting.
  1. to flap violently, as sails.
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noun
  1. a slap; a sharp blow.
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Origin of slat2

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


British Dictionary definitions for slatted

slat1

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
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verb slats, slatting or slatted
  1. (tr) to provide with slats
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French esclat splinter, from esclater to shatter

slat2

verb slats, slatting or slatted
  1. (tr) to throw violently; fling carelessly
  2. (intr) to flap violently
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noun
  1. a sudden blow
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Word Origin

C13: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse, Icelandic sletta to slap

slat3

noun
  1. Irish a spent salmon
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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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