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Definition lat

Etymology 1

From Hindi लाट (lāṭ, “pillar; minaret; staff, club”), लाठ (lāṭh, “long staff; cudgel”), etc.

Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (weaponry, rare) A staff, particularly one of an Indian kind.
  2. (architecture) A monumental pillar, particularly the Buddhist columns erected in East India.

Etymology 2

Clipped form of latrine (q.v.).

Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (Britain slang, usually in the plural) A latrine: a rudimentary or military facility for urination and defecation.

Etymology 3

From Latvian lats, a clipping of Latvija (“Latvia”)

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.

Etymology 4

Clipping of latissimus (q.v.).

Noun

lat (plural lats)

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

Etymology 5

Clipping of latitude (q.v.).

Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (slang) latitude