Slot Definition

slŏt
slots, slotted, slotting
noun
slots
A narrow notch, groove, or opening, as a keyway in a piece of machinery, a slit for a coin in a vending machine, etc.
Webster's New World
Any of various openings in the wing or tail surface of an airplane used in connection with a high-lift or control device; specif., an air gap between the wing and an auxiliary airfoil, as an aileron or flap, providing for a smooth flow of air on the upper surface.
Webster's New World
A position in a group, series, sequence, etc.
Webster's New World
A position of employment in an organization or hierarchy.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
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verb
slots, slotted, slotting
To make a slot or slots in.
Webster's New World

To fit into place readily or easily in a slot.

Webster's New World
To put into or assign to a slot.
American Heritage
To place in a particular position within a series or sequence.
Webster's New World
To follow the trail of.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Slot

Noun

Singular:
slot
Plural:
slots

Origin of Slot

  • From Middle Low German slot or Middle Dutch slot, from West Germanic. Cognate with German Schloss (“door-bolt").

    From Wiktionary

  • Obsolete French esclot horse's hoofprint from Old French perhaps from Old Norse slōdh track

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French esclot, from Old Norse slóð (“track"). Compare sleuth.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English hollow of the breastbone from Old French esclot

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French esclot, of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary

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