Slot meaning

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To put into or assign to a slot.
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A gap between a main and auxiliary airfoil to provide space for airflow and facilitate the smooth passage of air over the wing.
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An expansion slot.
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A slot machine designed for gambling.

Lost $100 playing the slots.

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To cut or make a slot or slots in.
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The track or trail of a deer.
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A narrow notch, groove, or opening, as a keyway in a piece of machinery, a slit for a coin in a vending machine, etc.
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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.
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A position in a group, series, sequence, etc.
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To make a slot or slots in.
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To place in a particular position within a series or sequence.
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To fit into place readily or easily in a slot.
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A track or trail of an animal, esp. a deer.
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To follow the trail of.
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(1) A receptacle for additional printed circuit boards.
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A broad, flat, wooden bar, a slat, especially as used to secure a door, window, etc.
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A metal bolt or wooden bar, especially as a crosspiece.
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(electrical) A channel opening in the stator or rotor of a rotating machine for ventilation and insertion of windings.
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(slang, surfing) Surfing term for the barrel or tube of a wave.
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(obsolete) To bolt or lock a door or window.
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(obsolete, UK, dialect) To shut with violence; to slam.

To slot a door.

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A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; especially, one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
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A gap in a schedule or sequence.
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(aviation) The allocated time for an aircraft's departure or arrival at an airport's runway.
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(aviation) In a flying display, the fourth position; after the leader and two wingmen.
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(computing) A space in memory or on disk etc. in which a particular type of object can be stored.

The game offers four save slots.

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(informal) A slot machine designed for gambling.
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(slang) The vagina.
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To put something (such as a coin) into a slot (narrow aperture)
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To assign something or someone into a slot (gap in a schedule or sequence)
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To put something where it belongs.
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The track of an animal, especially a deer.

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A narrow opening; a groove or slit.

A slot for coins in a vending machine; a mail slot.

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Origin of slot

  • 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

  • Middle English hollow of the breastbone from Old French esclot

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

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

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French esclot, of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary