What does the word slat mean?

Usage examples for slat

  1. His eyes opened and shut as rapidly as a loose shutter slat in a breeze. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  2. If sails can be kept full of wind, they will last well enough with care; but let them slat for a few days, and there is more useless wear than would take place in a month of ordinary weather, with no headway to pay for it. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  3. Will you be willin' to hang 'round with us till mornin', if I buy a slat of good things? – The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis