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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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This accounted for a quarter of the building's cost "We decided to opt for a slatted floor as it means that we can house more sheep.
Within this slatted concrete box, everything is pared down to its utter minimum.
Within the galleries, slatted drop ceilings create an appropriately intimate scale, and dark blue walls complement colours that have survived undimmed in these extraordinary examples of Hiroshige's artistry.
The interior's simple high-ceilinged volumes, wood-floored and lined with birch ply panels, are full of gold luminance, the wooden planes striped by shadows cast by the slatted screens.
Based on a steel structure supporting a membrane roof and enclosed by slatted sides made of acrylic louvres, Ziesel's sleek new shelter steps deftly and discreetly down the steep hillside.
With its slatted timber hull and translucent tented roof, Hungary's pavilion is like a great ark beached on the foreign shores of Expo.
Unheated, the space is cooled in summer by air from the pool which flows up by convection through the slatted oak floor.
The ceiling is a lightweight slatted structure, with the mechanics of lighting and services set above it, partially visible through the slats.
Its ash slatted walls evoke the side of a ship, so it is a ship within a ship.
A long bench has been set under the slatted wall so that students can sit and talk (presumably Trajan's building had such furniture but it has been long lost and Nield invents a contemporary notion of it).
Light is filtered through finely slatted aluminium sunscreens and washes over walls of honey-coloured Magny Dore limestone.