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slot

Noun

1 a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable; "he developed a version of slot grammar"
2 a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail); "he put a quarter in the slot"
3 a time assigned on a schedule or agenda; "the TV program has a new time slot"; "an aircraft landing slot" [syn: time slot]
4 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"
5 the trail of an animal (especially a deer); "he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees"
6 (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board; "the PC had three slots for additional memory" [syn: expansion slot]
7 a slot machine that is used for gambling; "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots" [syn: one-armed bandit] v : assign a time slot; "slot a television programs" [also: slotting, slotted]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /slɒt/

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German slot or Middle (and modern) Dutch slot, from West Germanic. Cognate with German Schloss ‘door-bolt’.

Noun

  1. A broad, flat, wooden bar, a slat, especially as used to secure a door, window, etc.
  2. A metal bolt or wooden bar, especially as a crosspiece.
  3. (electrical) A channel opening in the stator or rotor of a rotating machine for ventilation and insertion of windings.
Translations
wooden bar for fastening door
broad bolt or bar, crosspiece

Verb

  1. To bolt or lock a door or window.

Etymology 2

From Old French esclot, of unknown origin.

Noun

  1. A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; especially, one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
  2. The allocated time for an aircraft's departure or arrival at an airport's runway.
  3. In a flying display, the forth position; after the leader and two wingmen.
Translations
A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture
The allocated time for an aircraft's departure or arrival at an airport's runway

Etymology 3

From Old French esclot, from Old Norse slóð ‘track’. Compare sleuth.

Noun

  1. The track of an animal, especially a deer.
    • 1819: “One is from Hexamshire; he is wont to trace the Tynedale and Teviotdale thieves, as a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
Derived terms
Translations
the track of an animal, especially a deer

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Danish

Noun

slot

Dutch

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • /slɔt/|lang=nl

Noun

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See also

Extensive Definition

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 wear of water rushing through sandstone
  • Slot car racing, a hobby of racing with powered miniature autos which are guided by slots in the track on which they run
  • Slot (ice hockey), the area on the hockey rink directly ahead of the goaltender between the faceoff circles on each side
  • Slot machine, a type of casino game
  • Slot time, the time it takes for an electronic pulse to travel the length between two nodes
  • Slot 1, the physical and electrical specification for the connector used by some of Intel's microprocessors
  • Slot 2, the physical and electrical specification for the connector used by some of Intel's microprocessors
  • Slot A, the physical and electrical specification for the edge-connector used by early versions of AMD's Athlon processor
  • Dance slot, an imaginary narrow rectangle along which a follower moves back and forth with respect to the leader
  • Landing slot, right allocated to an airline by an airport or government agency to schedule a landing or departure at a specific time
  • Leading edge slot, an aerodynamic device used on fixed wing aircraft
  • slot (computer architecture) the operation issue and data path machinery associated with a single execute pipeline in a CPU
  • Kensington Security Slot, small hole found on almost all recent small or portable computer and electronics equipment used for attaching a lock
  • Edge connector socket ("slot"), any type of female electrical connector for use with printed circuit boards having matching edge connectors
  • A narrow opening through which coins or tokens are put into a vending machine or slot machine
  • Groove (machining), a feature cut into a hard material to provide a location for another component
  • "The Slot" a name for New Georgia Sound, used by the Tokyo Express to supply the Japanese garrison on Guadalcanal in World War II
  • "Slot" is the Danish and Dutch word for castle or fortified place, and can refer to several places (e.g. Søborg Slot).
  • Slot (Russian band), a russian alternative/nu metal band.
slot in German: Slot
slot in Spanish: Slot
slot in Dutch: Slot

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