• WordNet 3.6
    • v slat close the slats of (windows)
    • v slat equip or bar with slats "Slat the windows"
    • n slat a thin strip (wood or metal)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1769 the British designer Edward Beran enclosed wooden slats in a frame to adjust the amount of light let into a room. These became known as venetian blinds from their early use over Italianate windows.
    • n Slat A thin, narrow strip or bar of wood or metal; as, the slats of a window blind.
    • Slat To set on; to incite. See 3d Slate.
    • Slat To slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently. "How did you kill him? Slatted his brains out."
    • Slat To split; to crack.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slat To throw or cast down violently or carelessly; jerk.
    • slat To strike; knock; beat; bang.
    • slat To flap violently, as the sails when blown adrift in a violent wind, or when in a calm the motion of the ship strikes them against the masts and rigging.
    • n slat A sudden flap or slap; a sharp blow or stroke.
    • n slat A spot; stain.
    • n slat A spent salmon, or one that has spawned.
    • slat Same as slate.
    • slat To split; crack.
    • n slat A thin flat stone, or piece of stone, especially a piece of slate; a slate; a stone tile. See slate.
    • n slat A thin slab or veneer of stone sometimes used to face rougher stonework or brickwork.
    • n slat A long narrow strip or slip of wood. Specifically— A strip of wood used to fasten together larger pieces, as on a crate, etc.
    • n slat In carriage-building, one of the thin strips of wood or iron used to form the ribs of the top or canopy of a buggy, carryall, or rockaway, or to form the bottom of a wagonbody.
    • n slat One of the radial strips used in forming the bottom of a wicker basket.
    • n slat plural Dark-blue ooze, rather hard, left dry by the ebb of the sea.
    • slat Made of slats.
    • slat An abbreviation of south latitude.
    • n slat A green sheepskin, with the wool removed, which has been dried in the sun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Slat slat to strike, beat
    • v.i Slat to flap violently
    • n Slat a sudden sharp blow
    • n Slat slat a thin piece of stone, a slate: a strip of wood
    • adj Slat made of slats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. slatten,; cf. Icel. sletta, to slap, to dab


In literature:

Slats gave him orders.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
The use of slats and wires in horizontal training are often reversed.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Stan wiggled over against the slats on the side of the cart and poked a hole to look through.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
The windlass grunted and whined as the schooner came up on her hawser with a thump, and overhead a useless jib slatted and rattled.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Determined, however, to learn the worst, he stole to the saloon and peered over the slatted door.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Mrs. Newbolt paused in her clipping of bonnet slats to make a menacing snip at a big white rooster which came picking around the steps.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Relation of the Single and Jointed Slats to the other Gifts.
"Froebel's Gifts" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Through the thin mattress I could feel the slats, that seemed hard bands of pain across my tired body.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
The feathered tip of an arrow was sticking out from under the slat of the seat-back behind the lieutenant.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
Jim's interest was there in cold shivers, which made the springs hum and the slat gables whistle.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
Buy the uncolored slats and dye them yourself.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
A far cry echoed through the silent street, and there was a faint grey light between the slats of the blinds.
"Cecilia" by F. Marion Crawford
The floor slats are best made of poplar, as pine often flavors the fruit.
"The Apple" by Various
Wire netting on the top or sides of the box is good but slats and holes in the sides will do.
"The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs" by A. C. Smith
Will you be willin' to hang 'round with us till mornin', if I buy a slat of good things?
"The Princess and Joe Potter" by James Otis
That slam in the slats which Sallee handed him supplied the confidence.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
The bridge ascended sharply; little slats of wood were nailed across its planks in order to make the surface less slippery.
"Jupiter Lights" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
He slipped from the bed and moved quietly to the slatted window, to listen more closely.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
I walked over and stared out at the birds flitting past the slatted window, feeling my hopes go up.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
My fingers penetrated the crevice between the slats which I wanted to pull off, and to a slight effort they yielded.
"Life in Dixie during the War" by Mary A. H. Gay

In poetry:

Such snocks and slats, since war began
Never knew raw recruit or veteràn:
Stone-deaf therence went many a man
Who served at Valencieën.
"Valenciennes" by Thomas Hardy
Love hath my name struck out of his slat,
And he is struck out of my bookes clean,
For ever more; there is none other mean;
Since I from Love escaped am so fat.
"Since I From Love" by Geoffrey Chaucer
at sea progress white and rigid as if in
a groove. Liking an elegance of which
the sourch is not bravado, he knows by heart the antique
sugar-bowl shaped summer-house of
interlacing slats, and the pitch
of the church
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore
"As for Buonaparte, forget him;
He's not like to land! But let him,
Those strike with aim who strike for wives and sons!
And the war-boats built to float him; 'twere but wanted to upset him
A slat from Nelson's guns!
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy
The neatest officer on the coast Hang your sails to the whiffletree slat! Was the famous Admiral Buttertoast
Who sailed the historical Derby Hat.
Flutter the ensign, whittle the screw
For the neat old Admiral and his crew!
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

A boardwalk or slatted flooring laid on a wet, muddy, or cold surface.
Becoming un-confused about Hyper-V, Windows 8, and SLAT .
The architect turned to a local hardware store to purchase a collection of standard two-by-four and one-by-two wood slats .
The Norwegians discovered sliding on slats 4,000 years ago, and the Austrians perfected the downhill turn 3,900 years later.
One of a dying breed, Stern will clean, re-tape, re-cord, or replace slats and pulls on almost any blinds, even vintage ones—anything for which he can get parts.
I'm not sure from your question whether you're wanting to build a barrel or a pie with your slats.
Begin by lowering the blinds , then dust the slats while they're facing downward.
The Bioverse Treatment Products are available for purchase through Hog Slat and Hubbard Feeds.
Those spindles used pine, and poplar slats from that same pallet.
The staggered series of wooden slats linked by powder-coated aluminum clips may look complex, but it's actually just the sum of those two parts.
Have a seat on locally designed chairs, such as the slatted Slice chair from Graypants.
Aggressive reblending action allows the Remix paver to distribute segregated asphalt over an area five times larger than slat conveyor system, eliminating both material and thermal segregation .
The garden is then divided, by use of twine, sticks, or slats, into 16 one square foot areas.
The Stanley Stool is a modern, counter-height stool with a stainless steel base and a solid wood slatted seat.

In science:

Typically, the modifications involved in boundary layer flow stabilization include the introduction of slats, slots and slits so as to delay the onset of flow separation[22, page 268]. A detailed account of which is given in Schlichting under the heading “Boundary Layer Control”[22, chapter XIII].
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems
Row upon row of pipes of different pitch but of the same “timbre” sit on compressed air supply channels where pulling a given “stop” (in a “stop-channel” design) moves a wooden slat called slider such that the holes in the slider line up with the toe holes of pipes to admit the air into a given channel.
Music in Terms of Science
The Central Trigger Barrel (CTB)[ 11], which consists of scintillator slats covering the TPC and located in front of each BEMC module, is used for this purpose.
Progress on Quarkonium Studies in STAR
Charged particles will generate signals in the scintillator, so a coincidence between the BEMC tower and the slat that is in front of the tower is required by the trigger algorithm.
Progress on Quarkonium Studies in STAR
Each slat covers 20 individual towers, so the veto works best for low multiplicity p+p events.
Progress on Quarkonium Studies in STAR
The Pb, Sn, and Cu slats are bolted on the inside of an aluminum frame, while the plastic shield takes the form of two L-shaped halves, each read out in the corner by a miniature PMT.
Design and Testing of a Prototype Pixellated CZT Detector and Shield for Hard X-Ray Astronomy
The passive portion consists of 4.5 mm Pb, 1 mm Sn, and 1 mm Cu slats bolted within an aluminum support frame.
Design and Testing of a Prototype Pixellated CZT Detector and Shield for Hard X-Ray Astronomy
Each slat is oriented along the r-φ direction and provides timing as well as longitudinal position information of particles that hit the slat.
Event Reconstruction in the PHENIX Central Arm Spectrometers
The first class defines an address ob ject, which provides the mapping between the actual read-out channel number of the Front End electronics Module (FEM) and a sequential slat identification number.
Event Reconstruction in the PHENIX Central Arm Spectrometers
The second class defines a geometry ob ject, which handles the conversion from the slat identification number to the geometrical hit position of the particle within the PHENIX coordinate system.
Event Reconstruction in the PHENIX Central Arm Spectrometers
The third class defines a calibration ob ject, which deals with all of the calibration parameters used for event reconstruction for the TOF system, such as the slat-by-slat timing offset, the position offset, and the PMT gain.
Event Reconstruction in the PHENIX Central Arm Spectrometers