Last modified on 12 July 2014, at 15:47

slatting

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

slatting

  1. Present participle of slat.

NounEdit

slatting (plural slattings)

  1. An arrangement of slats.
  2. The violent shaking or flapping of anything hanging loose in the wind, as of a sail when being hauled down.
    • 2010, Roger D. Taylor, Mingming and the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing (page 39)
      Weakened by the strains of sailing in a severe gale and, no doubt, by the accumulated bangings and endless slattings of the previous year's ocean calms, the top batten had fractured, creating an ineffective and unsightly deep V shape in the top sail panel.