Definition of slat in English:
- There are usually bunk beds or thin mattresses on wood slats.
- I smiled down at him, and continued pacing on the narrow whitewashed slats of the wooden fence.
- In the meantime, other detainees loosened a metal slat in the fence.
late Middle English (in the sense 'roofing slate'): shortening of Old French esclat 'splinter', from esclater 'to split'. The current sense dates from the mid 18th century.
Definition of slat in:
- US English dictionary
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