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 for splat
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  splat
      n 1: a single splash; "he heard a splat as it hit the floor"
      2: a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair
      v 1: give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact
      2: split open and flatten for cooking; "splat fish over an open
         fire"
      3: flatten on impact; "The snowballs splatted on the trees"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "splat":
     bang, beam, billet, board, boarding, bump, burst, bust, clap,
     clapboard, clash, cord, cordwood, crack, crash, crump, deal,
     driftwood, firewood, flap, flop, hardwood, knock, lath, lathing,
     lathwork, log, lumber, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, plank,
     planking, plyboard, plywood, pole, post, puncheon, rap, report,
     shake, sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shingle, sideboard,
     siding, slab, slam, slap, slat, smack, softwood, stave, stick,
     stick of wood, stovewood, swap, tap, three-by-four, thwack, timber,
     timbering, timberwork, two-by-four, weatherboard, whack, wham,
     whap, whomp, whop, wood
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  splat
   n.
  
      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. [MIT] Name used by some people for the # character (ASCII 0100011).
  
      3. The feature key on a Mac (same as alt, sense 2).
  
      4. obs. Name used by some people for the Stanford/ITS extended ASCII ?
      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. obs. Name for the semi-mythical Stanford extended ASCII ? character. See
      also ASCII.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  splat
  
     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">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)
  

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