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Definition of slat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1one of a series of thin flat pieces of wood, metal, or plastic, used in furniture, fences, etc. a gate made of wooden slats the slats of the venetian blinds
  2. 2(technology) a part of the wing of an aircraft, on the front of the wing, that can be moved up or down to control upward or downward movement
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