Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. New England A momentary lull between breaking waves, favorable for launching a boat.
  • n. New England A lull in a high windstorm.

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  • n. The period of a transitory breeze.
  • n. An interval of good weather.
  • n. The loose part of a rope; slack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The period of a transitory breeze.
  • n. An interval of fair weather.
  • n. The loose or slack part of a rope; slack.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dabble in mire.
  • n. Nautical:
  • n. The slack of a rope.
  • n. A short gleam of fine weather.
  • n. A brief, passing breeze.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Variant of slack1.

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See slack.

Examples

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  • "Slatch, the period of transitory breeze of wind, or the length of its duration."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 484

    October 13, 2008

  • The lull between storms or a brief pause in a windstorm.

    December 8, 2006