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slat

1
a movable or fixed auxiliary aerofoil attached to the leading edge of an aircraft wing to increase lift, esp during landing and takeoff

slat

2
Irish a spent salmon

Slat

A thin, narrow strip of wood, often one of a series used within a framework to regulate the passage of light and air into an area.

slat

[slat]
(aerospace engineering)
A movable auxiliary airfoil running along the leading edge of a wing, remaining against the leading edge in normal flight conditions, but lifting away from the wing to form a slot at certain angles of attack.

slat

A thin, narrow strip of wood or metal, as in a window blind.

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A movable small auxiliary and highly cambered airfoil on the leading edge of a wing. Slats are retracted in normal flight but extend at high angles of attack and prolong the lift curve by increasing the chord and the camber, thus delaying the stall until a higher angle of attack.
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Clear paper, leaves, branches and other debris from the slats.
This feature is especially useful when the laser produces smaller parts and only one area of the support slats is getting clogged with slag.
The Holstein Friesian calves housed on the wooden slat pens had greater total weight gain between weaning and 4 months of age and between birth and 4 months weight than those kept on the concrete and rubber mats pens.
They do not account for other thermal properties of blinds such as thermal conductivity and slat spacing.
The structure and design of the slat profiles guarantee the stiffness of the slats and the ability to run around negative curves.
With the new TSC 2, Trumpf has developed a power tool that removes slag from the slats in laser cutting machines.
The slat problem and the cabin-pressure failure were separate issues altogether, only to serve as distracters to the more serious task of recovering safely aboard ship.
The Slat-Savr impactable curtain replaces rolling steel door slats that are impacted and damaged by fork trucks.
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Therefore Astec designed and installed a loop conveying system incorporating slat band conveyers and a 180[degrees] belt band.