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.
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
noun 1. a large spoon whose bowl has several slots or holes for draining liquid from food being ladled.
noun 1. a person or thing that slots. 2. a machine tool for shaping vertical surfaces with a cutting tool held in a vertically reciprocating ram.
noun 1. a narrow, elongated depression, groove, notch, slit, or aperture, especially a narrow opening for receiving or admitting something, as a coin or a letter. 2. a place or position, as in a sequence or series: The program received a new time slot on the broadcasting schedule. 3. Linguistics. (especially in tagmemics) a position […]
verb (used without object) 1. to sit or stand with an awkward, drooping posture. 2. to move or walk with loosely drooping body and careless gait. 3. to have a droop or downward bend, as a hat. verb (used with object) 4. to cause to droop or bend down, as the shoulders or a hat. […]