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slot

noun \ ˈslät \

Definition of slot

1 a :a narrow opening or groove :slit, notch
  • a mail slot in a door
b :a narrow passage or enclosure
c :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 wing
d :the area on a hockey rink in front of the crease and between the face-off circles
2 :a place or position in an organization, arrangement, or sequence :niche, spot
3 :slot machine 2 usually used in plural
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

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slot

verb

Definition of slot

slotted; slotting
transitive verb
1 :to cut a slot in
2 :to place in or assign to a slot
intransitive verb
: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.

First Known Use of slot

1747


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slot

noun

Definition of slot

plural slot
:the track of an animal (such as a deer)

Origin and Etymology of slot

Middle French esclot track



SLOT Defined for English Language Learners

slot

verb

Definition of slot for English Language Learners

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

  • : to fit easily into something


SLOT Defined for Kids

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slot

noun \ ˈslät \

Definition of slot for Students

:a narrow opening, groove, or passage

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slot

verb

Definition of slot for Students

slotted; slotting
:to cut a narrow opening, groove, or passage in


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