slat

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old French esclat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

slat (plural slats)

  1. A thin, narrow strip or bar of wood (lath) or metal.
    slats of a window blind
  2. (aeronautical) A movable 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. A thin piece of stone; a slate.

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

slat (third-person singular simple present slats, present participle slatting, simple past and past participle slatted)

  1. To construct or provide with slats.
  2. To slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently.
    • Marston
      "How did you kill him?" "Slatted his brains out."
  3. (Britain, dialectal) To split; to crack.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  4. To set on; to incite.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish slat, from Proto-Celtic *slattā (stalk, staff). Cognate with Welsh llath.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

slat f (genitive singular slaite, nominative plural slata or slatacha)

  1. rod, slender stick
    Synonyms: bata, maide
  2. cane, switch
    Synonym: cána
  3. wand
  4. slender bar, rod
  5. rail
  6. sapling, slip, scion
  7. (anatomy) penis
    Synonym: bod
  8. (measurement) yard
    Synonym: cleith
  9. (in the plural) outskirts

Declension[edit]

Alternative strong plural form: slatacha

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
slat shlat
after an, tslat
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old English[edit]

Verb[edit]

slāt

  1. first-person and third-person singular preterite of slītan

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

slat f (genitive singular slait or slaite, plural slatan)

  1. stick, rod, twig, switch, wand
  2. yard (unit of length)
  3. (vulgar, slang, anatomy) penis

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
slat shlat
after "an", t-slat
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.