a narrow, elongated depression, groove, notch, slit, or aperture, especially a narrow opening for receiving or admitting something, as a coin or a letter.
a place or position, as in a sequence or series:
The program received a new time slot on the broadcasting schedule.
Linguistics. (especially in tagmemics) a position having a specific grammatical function within a construction into which any one of a set of morphemes or morpheme sequences can be fit.
Compare filler (def 9).
an assignment or job opening; position:
I applied for the slot in management training.
the interior opening in a copy desk, occupied by the chief copy editor.
the job or position of chief copy editor:
He had the slot at the Gazette for 20 years.
Compare rim (def 7).
an allocated, scheduled time and place for an aircraft to take off or land, as authorized by an airport or air-traffic authority:
40 more slots for the new airline at U.S. airports.
Informal. slot machine (def 1).
Aeronautics. See under slat1 (def 2).
Ornithology. a narrow notch or other similar opening between the tips of the primaries of certain birds, which during flight helps to maintain a smooth flow of air over the wings.
Ice Hockey. an unmarked area near the front of an opponent’s goal that affords a vantage for an attacking player.
Computers. expansion slot.
verb (used with object), slotted, slotting.
to provide with a slot or slots; make a slot in.
to place or fit into a slot:
We’ve slotted his appointment for four o’clock.
verb (used without object), slotted, slotting.
to fit or be placed in a slot.
the track or trail of a deer or other animal, as shown by the marks of the feet.
a track, trace, or trail of something.
a long thin, narrow strip of wood, metal, etc., used as a support for a bed, as one of the horizontal laths of a Venetian blind, etc.
Aeronautics. a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that can be extended forward to create a gap (slot) to improve airflow.
(initial capital letter) a nickname for a tall, slender man.
verb (used with object), slatted, slatting.
to furnish or make with slats.
an elongated aperture or groove, such as one in a vending machine for inserting a coin
an air passage in an aerofoil to direct air from the lower to the upper surface, esp the gap formed behind a slat
a vertical opening between the leech of a foresail and a mast or the luff of another sail through which air spills from one against the other to impart forward motion
(informal) a place in a series or scheme
verb slots, slotting, slotted
(transitive) to furnish with a slot or slots
usually foll by in or into. to fit or adjust in a slot
(informal) to situate or be situated in a series or scheme
the trail of an animal, esp a deer
a narrow thin strip of wood or metal, as used in a Venetian blind, etc
a movable or fixed auxiliary aerofoil attached to the leading edge of an aircraft wing to increase lift, esp during landing and takeoff
verb slats, slatting, slatted
(transitive) to provide with slats
verb slats, slatting, slatted
(transitive) to throw violently; fling carelessly
(intransitive) to flap violently
a sudden blow
(Irish) a spent salmon
- Slot 1
hardware, standard The physical and electrical specification for the connector used by some of Intel’s microprocessor cards, currently (August 1999) the SEPP Celeron and the SECC Pentium II. Slot 1 is a departure from the square ZIF PGA/SPGA sockets used by Pentium and earlier processors, the processor being mounted on a card, with a 242-lead […]
- Slot 2
hardware, standard A physical and electrical specification for the 330-lead edge-connector used by some of Intel’s microprocessor cards, currently (August 1999) the SECC Pentium III/Xeon. Slot 2 is intended for use in high end multi-processor workstations and servers. See also Slot A, Slot 1. [Multi processor support?] (1999-08-04)
- Slot a
hardware The physical and electrical specification for the edge-connector used by AMD’s Athlon processor. The connector allows for a higher bus rate than Socket 7 or Super 7. Slot A motherboards use Compaq’s EV6 bus protocol. Slot A is mechanically compatible but electrically incompatible with Intel’s Slot 1. (1999-08-05)
- Slot aerial
noun 1. (radio) a transmitting aerial in which the radiating elements are open slots in a surrounding metal sheet