lat
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /lɑːt/
Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (weapons, rare) A staff, particularly one of an Indian kind.
  2. (architecture) A monumental pillar, particularly the Buddhist columns erected in East India.
    • 1801, "Miscellaneous Tracts" in the Asiatic Annual Register, p. 313:
      A high pillar of stone called Bheem-lat, or the Tealee, or oilman's lat or staff.
Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (UK slang, usually, in the plural) A latrine: a rudimentary or military facility for urination and defecation.
    • 1927, William Edward Collinson, Contemporary English, p. 92:
      At Salisbury Plain and Camberley in 1909/10 I learnt a number of camping expressions like... lats (latrines).
    • 1940, M. Marples, Public School Slang, p. 112:
      Other synonyms [sc. for lavatories] are rears, lats... and dubs.
Synonyms Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /lɑːt/
  • (America) IPA: /lɑt/
Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (historical numismatics) The gold-backed monetary unit of Latvia from August 1922 until April 1941, when it was replaced by the Soviet ruble; it was typically pegged at about 25 to the British pound.
  2. (historical numismatics) The floating fiat monetary unit of Latvia from 1992 until January 2014, when it was replaced by the euro.
  3. A coin or bill of either currency.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: Lats
  • Russian: лат
Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (slang, usually, in the plural) A latissimus dorsi muscle.
Pronunciation Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (slang) latitude

LAT
Proper noun
  1. Initialism of Los Angeles Times
Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. Initialism of low#English|lowest astronomical#English|astronomical tide#English|tide.
  2. (US) Initialism of laboratory#English|laboratory animal#English|animal technician#English|technician.
  3. (firefighting, aviation) Acronym of large airtanker a class of waterbomber
Related terms Adjective

lat (not comparable)

  1. Initialism of living#English|living apart#English|apart together#English|together.



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