Slat meaning

slăt
A narrow strip of metal or wood, as in a Venetian blind.
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To throw forcefully.
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To beat; strike.
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A movable auxiliary airfoil running along the leading edge of the wing of an airplane.
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The ribs.
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To provide or make with slats.

Slatting the back of a chair.

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A thin, narrow strip of wood, metal, etc.

Slats of a Venetian blind.

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To provide or make with slats.
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A thin, narrow strip or bar of wood or metal.

Slats of a window blind.

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(aeronautical) A movable control surface at the leading edge of a wing that when moved, changes the chord line of the airfoil, affecting the angle of attack. Employed in conjunction with flaps to allow for a lower stall speed in the landing attitude, facilitating slow flight.
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To construct or provide with slats.
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To slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently.
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(UK, dialect) To split; to crack.

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To set on; to incite.
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Origin of slat

  • Middle English sclat from Old French esclat splinter probably of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French esclat.

    From Wiktionary