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splat1

[splat] /splæt/
noun
1.
Also, splad. a broad, flat piece of wood, either pierced or solid, forming the center upright part of a chair back or the like.
2.
a batten for covering joints between sheets of wallboard; panel strip.
Origin of splat1
1825-1835
1825-35; origin uncertain; compare Old English splātan to split

splat2

[splat] /splæt/
noun
1.
a sound made by splattering or slapping.
Origin
1895-1900; back formation from splatter
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British Dictionary definitions for splat

splat1

/splæt/
noun
1.
a wet slapping sound
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin

splat2

/splæt/
noun
1.
a wide flat piece of wood, esp one that is the upright central part of a chair back
Word Origin
C19: perhaps related to Old English splātan to split
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Word Origin and History for splat
v.

"to land with a smacking sound," 1897, probably of imitative origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for splat

spizzerinktum

noun

Vigor; pep; pizzazz: the fellow who put foresight, science, and spizzerinktum into their business

[1940s+; origin unknown; since the earliest meaning is ''money,'' perhaps a coinage fr Latin specie rectum, ''the right sort'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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splat in Technology

1. Name used in many places (DEC, IBM, and others) for the asterisk ("*") character (ASCII 0101010). This may derive from the "squashed-bug" appearance of the asterisk on many early line printers.
2. Name used by some MIT people for the "#" character (ASCII 35).
3. (Rochester Institute of Technology) The feature key on a Mac (same as alt).
4. An obsolete name used by some people for the Stanford/ITS extended ASCII circle-x character. This character is also called "blobby" and "frob", among other names; it is sometimes used by mathematicians as a notation for "tensor product".
5. An obsolete name for the semi-mythical Stanford extended ASCII circle-plus character.
See also ASCII.
[Jargon File]
(1995-01-19)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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