slot
I. 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 1. a. a narrow opening or groove ; slit, notch <
a mail slot in a door
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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 (slotted; slotting) 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
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III. noun (plural slot) Etymology: Middle French esclot track Date: 1575 the track of an animal (as a deer)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Slot — may refer to: * Slot, a space for a container on a ship usually expressed as a 20 or 40 slot (ie 20 or 40 feet). * Slot antenna, a directional antenna consisting of a slot in a piece of metal * Slot canyon, a type of narrow canyon formed by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Slot — Slot, v. t. [See {Slot} a bar.] To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slot — Slot, n. [LG. & D. slot a lock, from a verb meaning to close., to shut, D. sluiten; akin to G. schliessen, OHG. sliozan, OFries. sl?ta, and probably to L. claudere. Cf. {Close}, {Sluice}.] 1. A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slot — Slot, n. [Cf. Icel. sl??, and E. sleuth.] The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind. Milton. [1913 Webster] As a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slot — slot; slot·hound; slot·ter; …   English syllables

  • slot — ► NOUN 1) a long, narrow aperture or slit into which something may be fitted or inserted. 2) an allotted place in an arrangement or scheme. ► VERB (slotted, slotting) 1) place or be placed into a slot. 2) (slot in/into) fit ea …   English terms dictionary

  • slot — slot1 [slät] n. [ME, a bar, bolt < OFr esclot < Frank * sclot; akin to Ger schliessen, to lock: see CLOSE2] 1. a narrow notch, groove, or opening, as a keyway in a piece of machinery, a slit for a coin in a vending machine, etc. 2. any of… …   English World dictionary

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