slat

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See also: slať and slät

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old French esclat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /slæt/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æt

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. (skiing, slang) A ski.
    • 2005, Richard V. Shriver, Gold to Refine (page 31)
      I never got down that hill without losing at least one of my skis! Clarence didn't lose his slats. The straps went over his boots and held them in place. If he fell, he risked breaking a foot or leg, but the slats stayed on.
  4. A thin piece of stone; a slate.

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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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Marston and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      "How did you kill him?" "Slatted his brains out."
  3. (Britain, dialect) 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

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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/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

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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.