What does slat mean?

Definitions for slatslæt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slat, spline(verb)

    a thin strip (wood or metal)

  2. slat(verb)

    equip or bar with slats

    "Slat the windows"

  3. slat(verb)

    close the slats of (windows)


  1. slat(Noun)

    A thin, narrow strip or bar of wood or metal.

    slats of a window blind

  2. slat(Noun)

    (aeronautical) A moveable control surface at the leading edge of a wing that when moved, changes the chord line of the airfoil, affecting the angle of attack. Employed in conjunction with flaps to allow for a lower stall speed in the landing attitude, facilitating slow flight.

  3. slat(Verb)

    To construct or provide with slats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slat(noun)

    a thin, narrow strip or bar of wood or metal; as, the slats of a window blind

  2. Slat(verb)

    to slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently

  3. Slat(verb)

    to split; to crack

  4. Slat(verb)

    to set on; to incite. See 3d Slate

  5. Origin: [OE. slatten; cf. Icel. sletta to slap, to dab.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slat

    slat, v.t. to strike, beat.—v.i. to flap violently.—n. a sudden sharp blow. [Scand., Ice. sletta, to slap, Norw. sletta, to cast.]

  2. Slat

    slat, n. a thin piece of stone, a slate: a strip of wood.—adj. made of slats.—adj. Slat′ted, covered with slats. [O. Fr. esclat—Old High Ger. slīzan, to slit.]

Editors Contribution

  1. slat

    Slat (noun) is a tiny wood or metal that attached at the bottom in a sleigh.

    Slat can be used as a support in a construction of building.

  2. slat

    Is a horizontal or vertical piece of material created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes and styles and used for a variety of purposes.

    Slats are used in the frame of a bed, style of door, window blind, fan, and types of vent.

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Anagrams for slat »

  1. last

  2. lats

  3. salt


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. A. J. Liebling:

    I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.

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