slat


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to slat: slate

slat

 (slăt)
n.
1. A narrow strip of metal or wood, as in a Venetian blind.
2. A movable auxiliary airfoil running along the leading edge of the wing of an airplane.
3. slats Slang The ribs.
tr.v. slat·ted, slat·ting, slats
To provide or make with slats: slatting the back of a chair.

[Middle English sclat, from Old French esclat, splinter, probably of Germanic origin.]

slat

(slæt)
n
1. (Building) a narrow thin strip of wood or metal, as used in a Venetian blind, etc
2. (Aeronautics) a movable or fixed auxiliary aerofoil attached to the leading edge of an aircraft wing to increase lift, esp during landing and takeoff
vb, slats, slatting or slatted
(Building) (tr) to provide with slats
[C14: from Old French esclat splinter, from esclater to shatter]

slat

(slæt)
vb, slats, slatting or slatted
1. (tr) to throw violently; fling carelessly
2. (intr) to flap violently
n
a sudden blow
[C13: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse, Icelandic sletta to slap]

slat

(slæt)
n
(Zoology) Irish a spent salmon
[C19: of uncertain origin]

slat

(slæt)

n., v. slat•ted, slat•ting. n.
1. a long, narrow strip of wood, metal, or the like used as a support for a bed, as one of the horizontal laths of a Venetian blind, etc.
2. slats, Slang.
a. the ribs.
b. the buttocks.
v.t.
3. to furnish or make with slats.
[1350–1400; Middle English sclat, slatt a slate < Middle French esclat splinter, fragment; see éclat]

slat


Past participle: slatted
Gerund: slatting

Imperative
slat
slat
Present
I slat
you slat
he/she/it slats
we slat
you slat
they slat
Preterite
I slatted
you slatted
he/she/it slatted
we slatted
you slatted
they slatted
Present Continuous
I am slatting
you are slatting
he/she/it is slatting
we are slatting
you are slatting
they are slatting
Present Perfect
I have slatted
you have slatted
he/she/it has slatted
we have slatted
you have slatted
they have slatted
Past Continuous
I was slatting
you were slatting
he/she/it was slatting
we were slatting
you were slatting
they were slatting
Past Perfect
I had slatted
you had slatted
he/she/it had slatted
we had slatted
you had slatted
they had slatted
Future
I will slat
you will slat
he/she/it will slat
we will slat
you will slat
they will slat
Future Perfect
I will have slatted
you will have slatted
he/she/it will have slatted
we will have slatted
you will have slatted
they will have slatted
Future Continuous
I will be slatting
you will be slatting
he/she/it will be slatting
we will be slatting
you will be slatting
they will be slatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slatting
you have been slatting
he/she/it has been slatting
we have been slatting
you have been slatting
they have been slatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slatting
you will have been slatting
he/she/it will have been slatting
we will have been slatting
you will have been slatting
they will have been slatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slatting
you had been slatting
he/she/it had been slatting
we had been slatting
you had been slatting
they had been slatting
Conditional
I would slat
you would slat
he/she/it would slat
we would slat
you would slat
they would slat
Past Conditional
I would have slatted
you would have slatted
he/she/it would have slatted
we would have slatted
you would have slatted
they would have slatted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slat - a thin strip (wood or metal)slat - a thin strip (wood or metal)  
lath - a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework
louver, louvre, fin - one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
splat - a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair
stave, lag - one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
Venetian blind - a window blind made of horizontal strips that overlap when closed
Verb1.slat - equip or bar with slats; "Slat the windows"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.slat - close the slats of (windows)
close, shut - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
Translations
شَريحَةٌ من الخَشَب أو المَعْدَن
lamelališta
liste
renningur, ræma
iš lenteliųlotamalksna
latiņalīstīte
lamelališta
çıtatiriz

slat

[slæt] N
1. (wooden) → tablilla f, listón m
2. [of blind] → lama f

slat

[ˈslæt] n [wood] → latte f

slat

nLeiste f; (wooden also) → Latte f; (in grid etc) → Stab m

slat

[slæt] n (of wood) → stecca; (of plastic) → lamina

slat

(slӕt) noun
a thin strip of wood, metal etc.
ˈslatted adjective
having, or made with, slats. a slatted door.
References in classic literature ?
Covey took up the hickory slat with which Hughes had been striking off the half-bushel measure, and with it gave me a heavy blow upon the head, making a large wound, and the blood ran freely; and with this again told me to get up.
Slat 'em off ag'in' the gunnel, an' bait up, Harve.
A moment later I heard the sail go up and slat in the wind as they drew in the sheet.
From some high land we hailed with jo the white summits of the Cordillera, as they were seen occasionally peeping through their dusky envelope of clouds During the few succeeding days we continued to get o slowly, for we found the river-course very tortuous, an strewed with immense fragments of various ancient slat rocks, and of granite.
Whenever the hauled-up mainsail started trying to slat and bang itself to pieces in its gear, Mr.
The roof is about twelve feet high, and runs to a pretty sharp angle, as if there were a regular ridge-pole there; while these ribbed, arched, hairy sides, present us with those wondrous, half vertical, scimetar-shaped slats of whale-bone, say three hundred on a side, which depending from the upper part of the head or crown bone, form those Venetian blinds which have elsewhere been cursorily mentioned.
Immediately afterwards the sunlight forced through the slats of the jalousies its diffused glow, and Therese was there again as if by magic, saying in a distant voice: "It's midday".
And the Tin Woodman saw that his terrible Beast was nothing but a lot of skins, sewn together, with slats to keep their sides out.
Joe did not appear for that function, and when Martin heard the gardener remark that most likely he was ripping the slats off the bar, Martin understood.
One of his fore-paws slipped out through the slats or bars and rested on the bottom of the wagon where the trunks were squeaking, screeching, and jigging.
He hated the chain that bound him, the men who peered in at him through the slats of the pen, the dogs that accompanied the men and that snarled malignantly at him in his helplessness.
She reached this place in safety, but no sooner had she seized fast hold of the slats of the big box in which the chickens were kept than the wind, as if enraged because the little girl dared to resist its power, suddenly redoubled its fury.