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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
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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.
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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.
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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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