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slot

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noun \ˈslät\

Definition of slot

  1. 1a :  a narrow opening or groove :  slit, notch <a mail slot in a door>b :  a narrow passage or enclosurec :  a passage through the wing of an airplane or of a missile that is located usually near the leading edge and formed between a main and an auxiliary airfoil for improving flow conditions over the wing so as to increase lift and delay stalling of the wingd :  the area on a hockey rink in front of the crease and between the face-off circles

  2. 2 :  a place or position in an organization, arrangement, or sequence :  niche, spot

  3. 3 :  slot machine 2 —usually used in plural

  4. 4 :  a gap between an end and a tackle in an offensive football line



Origin and Etymology of slot

Middle English, the hollow at the base of the throat above the breastbone, from Anglo-French esclot hoofprint, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German slag blow, hoofprint; probably from its resemblance to a hoofprint — more at schlock


First Known Use: 1523

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slot

verb

Simple Definition of slot

  • : to put (something) into a space which is made for it

  • : to fit easily into something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slot

slotted

slotting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut a slot in

  3. 2 :  to place in or assign to a slot

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to fit easily <her ideas slot neatly into the theory>

Examples of slot in a sentence

  1. He slotted the piece of wood into the groove.

  2. Her ideas slot neatly into the theory.



1747

First Known Use of slot

1747


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slot

noun

Definition of slot

plural

slot

  1. :  the track of an animal (as a deer)



Origin and Etymology of slot

Middle French esclot track


First Known Use: 1575



SLOT Defined for Kids

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slot

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noun \ˈslät\

Definition of slot for Students

  1. :  a narrow opening, groove, or passage




2

slot

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verb

Definition of slot for Students

slotted

slotting

  1. :  to cut a narrow opening, groove, or passage in





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