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splat

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[ splat ]
/ splæt /
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noun

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

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Origin of splat

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

Definition for splat (2 of 2)

splat2
[ splat ]
/ splæt /

noun

a sound made by splattering or slapping.

Origin of splat

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First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from splatter
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British Dictionary definitions for splat (1 of 2)

splat1
/ (splæt) /

noun

a wet slapping sound

Word Origin for splat

C19: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for splat (2 of 2)

splat2
/ (splæt) /

noun

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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