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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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A SLAT is often drafted as a grantor trust where the grantor and the trust are considered one and the same for income tax purposes (IRC Sections 671-679 contain the grantor trust rules).
Space the remaining slats equally with 1/2-inch gaps between slats.
Although highly weathered, the wood retained the overall shapes of sled runners (planks with upward shaped ends and lashing holes) and cross slats.
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.
Wildish could begin placing the slats at the dam as early as Feb.
The slats are thoroughly scraped by two powerful, toothed cleaning tools running in parallel.
Using a soft brush, scrub several blind slats at a time.
It is concluded that pens with wooden slats have positive effect on growth performance and behavioural characteristics of Holstein Friesian calves.
In Karussell, the slats are similarly ersatz, made of an epoxy resin.
The thermal bridging effect of the metallic blinds reached its maximum when the slat angles were horizontal, resulting in a higher U-factor than that of closed slats.
However, the knee bands of porcupine quilled rawhide slats described in this article seem to have served no such role; theirs were an entirely visual or interpretive function, part of the regalia for the Grass dance.
Furthermore, crosswise elastic webs may be controlled to a predefined width by using one drive per side for the two-part slats.