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Definitions of slot

  1. ( computers) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug- in circuit board; " the PC had three slots for additional memory"
  2. assign a time slot; " slot a television programs"
  3. a small slit ( as for inserting a coin or depositing mail); " he put a quarter in the slot"
  4. a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable; " he developed a version of slot grammar"
  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. 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"
  7. a time assigned on a schedule or agenda; " the TV program has a new time slot"; " an aircraft landing slot"
  8. ( computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug- in circuit board; " the PC had three slots for additional memory"
  9. A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat.
  10. A bolt or bar for fastening a door.
  11. A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
  12. To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door.
  13. The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind.
  14. A narrow crack or groove; a small, narrow opening, big enough to insert a a coin; a deer's track.
  15. To groove; to cut a narrow opening in.
  16. Slotted.
  17. Slotting.
  18. A broad, flat, wooden bar which locks or holds together larger pieces.
  19. The track of a deer.
  20. Long hole or slit in a plate of metal.
  21. A narrow groove or opening; slit.
  22. The trail of an animal, as a deer.
  23. A broad, flat wooden bar, to hold larger pieces together.
  24. The print of a stag's foot on the ground; a depression or mortise in a plate of metal, or a slit through it; in a theatre, a trap- door in the stage.
  25. To slit or groove.
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Usage examples for slot

  1. Two cards had been deposited in a tray from a slot in the wall. – Earthsmith by Milton Lesser
  2. On going out I attempted to restore this to the door- keeper, but he went back with me to a certain piece of mechanism, where he instructed me to put the disk into a slot. – Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells
  3. A bit of paper tape suddenly licked out of its answer- slot. – Way of a Rebel by Walter M. Miller
  4. This will have left a square thread, and this we have now to cut to the required curves on the thread or worm sides, and as the cutting will be performed on the end grain of the wood, the top face of the tool must be made keen by piercing through the tool a slot A, Fig. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  5. A correspondent of Notes and Queries, in 1908, mentioned that he possessed two of these old penny- in- the- slot tobacco- boxes, and had come across another in a dealer's shop of a somewhat peculiar make, about which he wished to get information. – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  6. " After you have dropped your penny in the slot," remarked Mr. Archibald. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  7. They're working pretty well, she told him, even the way they are- a good deal too long, and with that slot not cut deep enough, I'm right proud of myself when I look at them. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  8. Below the switchboard was a tiny slot. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  9. Martin, the foreman, was grumbling and growling, according to his habit, and peering through the slot, or channel of stone, in which the axle worked, and the cheery voice of Mr. Gundry was putting down his objections. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  10. Only one man went back with the donkeys, and two of the casual loafers against the wall got up to saunter after him; the other five honest merchants went inside, and we heard the bolt shoot into its iron slot behind them. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  11. He watched her slide three souls and twenty years work through the brass slot. – Michelangelo's Shoulder by John Moncure Wetterau
  12. But slout may be slot, bolt of a door, and so aslout in long strips. – Early English Meals and Manners by Various
  13. I knew he must be at the laboratory, and, gathering the mail, which the postman had just slipped through the letter slot, I went over to the University to see him. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  14. Even a penny- in- the- slot machine treats you better than that. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  15. First let us walk round the copse and find her slot as we call the track of a deer. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  16. A slot- machine to sell fudge? – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  17. A slot or groove, shaped to receive a bolt head and prevent it from turning when the nut is screwed up. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
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