Meaning of slat


Pronunciation: (slat), [key]
— n., v., slat•ted, slat•ting.
  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. a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that can be extended forward to create a gapto improve airflow.
    1. the ribs.
    2. the buttocks.
    3. (cap.) a nickname for a tall, slender man.
  1. to furnish or make with slats.


Pronunciation: (slat), [key]
— v., n. slat•ted, slat•ting,
  1. to throw or dash with force.
  1. to flap violently, as sails.
  1. a slap; a sharp blow.

S. Lat.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. south latitude.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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