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Related to slatting: slating
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.]
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