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A slat of wood, as one in the middle of a chair back.
[Perhaps from Middle English splatten, to split open, perhaps from Medieval Latin splattāre, of Low German origin.]
A smacking or splashing noise.
With a smacking or splashing noise: landed splat on the floor.
a wet slapping sound
[C19: of imitative origin]
(Furniture) a wide flat piece of wood, esp one that is the upright central part of a chair back
[C19: perhaps related to Old English splātan to split]
a broad, flat piece of wood, either pierced or solid, forming the center upright part of a chair back.
[1825–35; orig. uncertain; compare Old English splātan to split]
a sound made by splattering or slapping.
[1895–1900; back formation from splatter]
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|Noun||1.||splat - a single splash; "he heard a splat as it hit the floor"|
|2.||splat - a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair|
|Verb||1.||splat - give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact|
|2.||splat - split open and flatten for cooking; "splat fish over an open fire"|
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
flatten - make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises"
|3.||splat - flatten on impact; "The snowballs splatted on the trees"|