- 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.
- slats, Slang.
- the ribs.
- the buttocks.
- (initial capital letter)a nickname for a tall, slender man.
- to furnish or make with slats
Origin of slat1
- to throw or dash with force.
- to flap violently, as sails.
- a slap; a sharp blow.
Origin of slat2
Examples from the Web for slatted
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
He stroked his thin fingers down his arm and slatted into the air.King Spruce, A Novel
The side and roof of the tent bellied in and slatted in the squalls.The Boss of Wind River
David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Many farmers have a suitable building if the slatted floor is added.The Apple
- 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
- (tr) to throw violently; fling carelessly
- (intr) to flap violently
- a sudden blow
- Irish a spent salmon
Word Origin and History for slatted
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.