splat

1
[splat]
noun
  1. Also splad. a broad, flat piece of wood, either pierced or solid, forming the center upright part of a chair back or the like.
  2. a batten for covering joints between sheets of wallboard; panel strip.

Origin of splat

1
1825–35; origin uncertain; compare Old English splātan to split

splat

2
[splat]
noun
  1. a sound made by splattering or slapping.

Origin of splat

2
First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from splatter
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British Dictionary definitions for splat

splat

1
noun
  1. a wet slapping sound

Word Origin for splat

C19: of imitative origin

splat

2
noun
  1. a wide flat piece of wood, esp one that is the upright central part of a chair back

Word Origin for splat

C19: perhaps related to Old English splātan to split
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Word Origin and History for splat
v.

"to land with a smacking sound," 1897, probably of imitative origin.

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