Origin of slatting
- 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 slatting
Presently the square canvas was all a-shiver, slatting furiously and causing the ship to tremble to her keel.A Middy of the King
It caught in the folds of the sails and came down upon their heads in little torrents with the slatting of the canvas.Jack Harvey's Adventures
Ruel Perley Smith
"There's a good bunch of wind in that cloud," he said, springing to help his companion with the slatting main-sail.The Price
Sure, be looking at his stride and his habit of slatting people over the head, and his grand manners with his food.The O'Ruddy
He could see nothing through the porthole save a dark blur, but he heard the creaking of cordage and the slatting of sails.The Sun Of Quebec
Joseph A. Altsheler
- 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 slatting
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.