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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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But the slat armor, which is designed to deflect an RPG blast before it can damage your vehicle and hurt you and your fellow crewmen, won't be effective if items are placed in front of or behind the armor.
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Slats contribute much less to total lift than flaps, but still, for a configuration without slats the same wing would not provide enough lift.
In Karussell, the slats are similarly ersatz, made of an epoxy resin.
strand diameter Pleated drape Beige fabric, closed weave, 100% fullness Venetian blind White, curved, metallic slats, 24.
In other words they were possibly recycled from other ornaments which used quilled rawhide slats as decorations during the reservation period.
Slats do not have to be removed for cleaning, and on flatbed laser cutting machines with a pallet changer, cleaning can take place while production is running.
The TSC 2 slat cleaner removes slag from the slats of laser cutting machines.
I glanced outside to watch the slats start to move up the starboard wing's leading edge.
An ASDF member who was in the cockpit said the slats lowered after the electrical system for the slats suddenly came on when the officer was replacing an electric bulb for the hydraulic pump switch, they said.
slut slat slit slot a naughty description of an overactive female part (Slats is slang for buttocks)
All the slats are linked together using a stainless steel fixing, which enables them to be easily adjusted.