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splat 1

 (splăt)
n.
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.]

splat 2

 (splăt)
n.
A smacking or splashing noise.
adv.
With a smacking or splashing noise: landed splat on the floor.

[Imitative.]
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splat

(splæt)
n
a wet slapping sound
[C19: of imitative origin]

splat

(splæt)
n
(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]
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splat1

(splæt)

n.
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]

splat2

(splæt)

n.
a sound made by splattering or slapping.
[1895–1900; back formation from splatter]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splat - a single splashsplat - a single splash; "he heard a splat as it hit the floor"
plash, splash - the sound like water splashing
2.splat - a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair
slat, spline - a thin strip (wood or metal)
side chair, straight chair - a straight-backed chair without arms
Verb1.splat - give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
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"
flatten out, flatten - become flat or flatter; "The landscape flattened"
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Translations

splat

[splæt]
A. N with a splatcon un plaf
B. EXCL¡plaf!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

splat

[ˈsplæt] n (= sound) → floc m
The egg landed on my cheek with a splat → L'œuf s'écrasa sur ma joue en faisant floc.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

splat

nPlatschen nt
adv to go splat into somethinggegen etw platschen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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