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 sclate, slate slate Date: 1764 1. a thin narrow flat strip especially of wood or metal 2. plural, slang ribs 3. an auxiliary airfoil at the leading edge of the wing of an airplane • slat adjectiveslatted adjective III. transitive verb (slatted; slatting) Date: 1886 to make or equip with slats

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