Definition of Splat

1. Noun. A single splash. "He heard a splat as it hit the floor"

Generic synonyms: Plash, Splash



2. Verb. Give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact.
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Splatter

3. Noun. A slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair.
Generic synonyms: Slat, Spline
Group relationships: Side Chair, Straight Chair

4. Verb. Split open and flatten for cooking. "Splat fish over an open fire"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Flatten

5. Verb. Flatten on impact. "The snowballs splatted on the trees"
Generic synonyms: Flatten, Flatten Out

Definition of Splat

1. Noun. The sharp, atonal sound of a liquid or soft solid hitting a solid surface. ¹

2. Noun. The irregular shape of a viscous liquid or soft solid which has hit a solid surface. ¹

3. Noun. The ''cmd'' key on an Apple Macintosh. ¹

4. Noun. Various characters appearing in computer character sets, particularly # and *. ¹

5. Noun. The narrow wooden centre piece of a chair back. ¹

6. Verb. To hit a flat surface and deform into an irregular shape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Splat

1. to flatten on impact [v SPLATTED, SPLATTING, SPLATS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splat

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splasher
splashers
splashes
splashier
splashiest
splashily
splashiness
splashinesses
splashing
splashings
splashout
splashproof
splasht
splashy
splat (current term)
splat book
splat books
splat mat
splat mats
splatbook
splatbooks
splatch
splatched
splatches
splats
splatted
splatter
splatterday
splattered

Literary usage of Splat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Furniture of Our Forefathers by Esther Singleton, Russell Sturgis (1901)
"There are slight curves in the back, and the splat is un- pierced ... By 1730, the solid splat has entirely gone out of fashion : it is now sometimes carved ..."

2. The Furniture of Our Forefathers by Esther Singleton, Russell Sturgis (1900)
"Here DUTCH CHAIRS Owned by the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. we have the jar-shaped splat, embowed top-rail, and cabriole leg ending in ..."

3. Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture by Arthur Hayden, Hugh Phillips (1912)
"... Jacobean and William and Mary forms—Farmhouse styles contemporary with the cane-back chair—The Queen Anne splat—Country Chippendale, Hepplewhite, ..."

4. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1913)
"The splat has a suggestion of the Gothic, and the chair, though plain, ... Figure 562 shows a chair having the splat composed of three concave curves in the ..."

5. American Architect and Building News (1908)
"On the top rail are carved five medallions, each containing a spray of flowers; the splat is cut away in a form suggestive of the later style and carved in ..."

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