slatch

slatch

 (slăch)
n. New England
1. A momentary lull between breaking waves, favorable for launching a boat.
2. A lull in a high windstorm.

[Variant of slack.]
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slatch

(slætʃ)
n
(Nautical Terms) the slack part of a rope
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