verb (slats, slatting, slatted, slatted)
- A thin, narrow strip or bar of wood or metal; as, the slats of a window blind.
- (aeronautical) A moveable control surface at the leading edge of a wing that when moved, changes the chord line of the airfoil, affecting the angle of attack. Employed in conjunction with flaps to allow for a lower stall speed in the landing attitude, facilitating slow flight.
- To construct or provide with at least one slat.
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