splat
I. noun Etymology: obsolete splat to spread flat Date: 1833 a single flat thin often ornamental member of a back of a chair II. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1897 a splattering or slapping sound

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  • splat — splat·ter·dock; splat·ter·er; splat; …   English syllables

  • splat — splat1 [splat] n. [via dial. < base of SPLIT] a thin, flat piece of wood, esp. as used in the back of a chair splat2 [splat] n., interj. [echoic] (used to suggest) a splattering or wet, slapping sound vi. 1. to make such a sound …   English World dictionary

  • splat — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of thin wood in the centre of a chair back. ORIGIN from obsolete splat «split up» …   English terms dictionary

  • splat — to land with a smacking sound, 1897, probably of imitative origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • splat — splat1 [ splæt ] noun count the sound made by a wet object hitting something hard splat splat 2 [ splæt ] verb intransitive or transitive to hit something making a noise like a wet object hitting something hard: A pear fell from the tree and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • splat — 1. n. a flat piece of thin wood in the centre of a chair back. Etymology: splat (v.) split up, rel. to SPLIT 2. n., adv., & v. colloq. n. a sharp cracking or slapping sound (hit the wall with a splat). adv. with a splat (fell splat on his head).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • splat — splat1 noun a piece of thin wood in the centre of a chair back. Origin C19: from obs. splat split up ; related to split. splat2 informal noun a sound of something soft and wet or heavy striking a surface. adverb with a splat. verb (splats,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • splat — I UK [splæt] / US noun [countable] Word forms splat : singular splat plural splats the sound made by a wet object hitting something hard II UK [splæt] / US adverb go splat …   English dictionary

  • splat — splat1 /splat/, n. 1. Also, splad. a broad, flat piece of wood, either pierced or solid, forming the center upright part of a chair back or the like. 2. a batten for covering joints between sheets of wallboard; panel strip. [1825 35; orig. uncert …   Universalium

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