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slat



Pronunciation: (slat), [key]
n., v., slat•ted, slat•ting.


n.
1. 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.
2. Aeron.a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that can be extended forward to create a gap (slot) to improve airflow.
3. slats, Slang.
a. the ribs.
b. the buttocks.
c. (cap.) a nickname for a tall, slender man.

v.t.
to furnish or make with slats.

slat



Pronunciation: (slat), [key]
v., slat•ted, slat•ting,
n.
Chiefly Brit. Dial.

v.t.
to throw or dash with force.

v.i.
to flap violently, as sails.

n.
a slap; a sharp blow.

S. Lat.




south latitude.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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