—n. 1. a long thin, narrow strip of wood, metal, etc., used as a support for a bed, as one of the horizontal laths of a Venetian blind, etc.
2. Aeron.a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that can be extended forward to create a gap (slot) to improve airflow.
3. slats,Slang. a. the ribs.
b. the buttocks.
c. (cap.) a nickname for a tall, slender man.