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noun (plural lati ˈlati or lats)

The basic monetary unit of Latvia, equal to 100 santims.
Example sentences
  • As we motor through the European Union in future, we will be able to change our euros into Latvian lats and Lithuanian litas.
  • The government has agreed to increase teachers' salaries 20 lats from January 1, 2006.


From the first syllable of Latvija 'Latvia'.

Words that rhyme with lat

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(usually lats) informal
(In bodybuilding) a latissimus muscle: the proper exercises for developing the lats
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  • Every cartoon/player came with exploding biceps, triceps, pecs, lats.
  • Are bigger biceps, triceps, pecs and lats leaving elbows, shoulders, necks and backs more vulnerable?
  • Pectoral muscles and lats can push an enormous amount of weight through a great range of motion, which means they, too, are more directly fatigued.


1930s: abbreviation.

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