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  Dictionary Definition of slats

slat
noun, verb, slatted, slatting.

-- noun
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. Aeronautics an auxiliary aerofoil constituting the forward part of a slotted aerofoil.
3. Colloquial a rib.
4. ( plural ) Colloquial a. bottom; buttocks. b. ribs.
-- verb (t)
5. to furnish or make with slats.
[ME slatt, var. of sclat, from OF esclat piece broken or split off, akin to escalater burst]