Slatting Slat"ting, n. The violent shaking or flapping of anything hanging loose in the wind, as of a sail, when being hauled down. [1913 Webster]

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  • Slatting — Slat ting, Slats, collectively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slatting — [slat′iŋ] n. 1. slats collectively 2. material for making slats …   English World dictionary

  • Slatting — Slat Slat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slatting}.] [OE. slatten; cf. Icel. sletta to slap, to dab.] 1. To slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] How did you kill him?… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slatting — violent shaking or flapping, a term used in the past for unhooking a mackerel in a commercial fishery …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • slatting — /slat ing/, n. 1. the act of furnishing with or making from slats. 2. a number of slats, taken as a whole. [1525 35; SLAT1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • slatting — slæt n. thin strip of wood or metal; blow, stroke (rare) v. equip with slats, make with slats; hurl forcefully, dash (rare); beat, strike, slap (rare) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slatting — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of slat (III) 1. : slats 2. : the material from which slats are made …   Useful english dictionary

  • slat — I. transitive verb (slatted; slatting) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse sletta to throw carelessly Date: circa 1587 1. strike, pummel 2. to hurl or throw smartly II. noun Etymology: Middle English …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slat — slat1 /slat/, n., v., slatted, slatting. n. 1. a long thin, narrow strip of wood, metal, etc., used as a support for a bed, as one of the horizontal laths of a Venetian blind, etc. 2. Aeron. a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that …   Universalium

  • slat — slat1 [slat] n. [ME sclat < OFr esclat, a fragment < esclater, to splinter < Langobardic slaitan, to tear apart, split, akin to OHG slizzan, OE slitan: see SLIT] 1. a thin, narrow strip of wood, metal, etc. [slats of a Venetian blind ] ☆ …   English World dictionary

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