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Definition of "slat" [slat]

  • A narrow strip of metal or wood, as in a Venetian blind. (noun)
  • A movable auxiliary airfoil running along the leading edge of the wing of an airplane. (noun)
  • Slang The ribs. (noun)
  • To provide or make with slats: slatting the back of a chair. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slat" in a sentence
  • "At the side of the slat were the total inches of height, laid off in halves, quarters, eighths, and so on, and to the right a length measurement for the arm."
  • "In order for a Stryker and its up to 11-person crew to survive an RPG, it will have to be fitted with what's called slat armor, a sort of bird cage that causes the grenade to detonate prematurely."
  • "a bed slat, which is a powerfully strong moral agent for making a boy see the error of his ways."