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Slot Meaning & Definition
Slot Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Slot?

[n] a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail); "he put a quarter in the slot"
[n] a slot machine that is used for gambling; "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"
[n] (computers) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board; "the PC had three slots for additional memory"
[n] a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable; "he developed a version of slot grammar"
[n] the trail of an animal (especially a deer); "he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees"
[n] a position in a hierarchy or organization; "Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks"; "she beat some tough competition for the number one slot"
[n] a time assigned on a schedule or agenda; "the TV program has a new time slot"; "an aircraft landing slot"
[v] assign a time slot; "slot a television programs"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Slot: expansion slot | one-armed bandit | time slot

Related Terms | Find terms related to Slot:

See Also | coin machine | coin slot | fruit machine | interval | mail slot | position | position | receptacle | schedule | slit | slot machine | spatial relation | status | time interval | trail

Slot In Webster's Dictionary

\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. 2. A bolt or bar for fastening a door. [Prov. Eng.] 3. A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
\Slot\, v. t. [See {Slot} a bar.] To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
\Slot\, n. [Cf. Icel. sl??, and E. sleuth.] The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind. --Milton. As a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer. --Sir W. Scott.

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