slat

Part of speech: noun

A thin, narrow strip, as of wood.

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Usage examples "slat":

  1. His eyes opened and shut as rapidly as a loose shutter slat in a breeze. - "The Boy Scouts On The Range", 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", 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", James Otis.