Meaning of SLOT in English


I. ˈslät noun

Etymology: 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

Date: 1523


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

II. verb

( slot·ted ; slot·ting )

Date: 1747

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

III. noun

( plural slot )

Etymology: Middle French esclot track

Date: 1575

: the track of an animal (as a deer)

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