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See also: slöt
slot (plural slots)
- A broad, flat, wooden bar, a slat, especially as used to secure a door, window, etc.
- A metal bolt or wooden bar, especially as a crosspiece.
- (Scotland, Northern England) An implement for baring, bolting, locking or securing a door, box, gate, lid, window or the like.
- (electrical) A channel opening in the stator or rotor of a rotating machine for ventilation and insertion of windings.
- (slang, surfing) The barrel or tube of a wave.
wooden bar for fastening door
- (obsolete, Scotland, Northern England) To bar, bolt or lock a door or window.
- (obsolete, transitive, Britain, dialectal) To shut with violence; to slam.
- to slot a door
slot (plural slots)
- A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; especially, one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
- A gap in a schedule or sequence.
- (aviation) The allocated time for an aircraft's departure or arrival at an airport's runway.
- (aviation) In a flying display, the fourth position; after the leader and two wingmen.
- (computing) A space in memory or on disk etc. in which a particular type of object can be stored.
- The game offers four save slots.
- (informal) A slot machine designed for gambling.
- I walked past the poker tables and went straight to the slots.
- (slang) The vagina.
- 2006, Reed, Shelby; Hayes, Madison, Love a Younger Man, page 165:
- She'd like him jammed into her slot, like him to crank into her and she didn't think ignition would be far off if he did.
- 2006, Waleman, Rod, The Stepdaughters, page 20:
- Valerie sighed with pleasure as her husband skillfully found her slot and inserted the head of his straining prick inside, then bucked its thick-stemmed length all the way up her sex-channel.
- The track of an animal, especially a deer; spoor.
- 1819, Scott, Walter, Ivanhoe:
- One is from Hexamshire; he is wont to trace the Tynedale and Teviotdale thieves, as a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer.
- 2007, Tolkien, J.R.R., The Tale of the Children of Húrin, page 212:
- But by then Niënor had passed away like a wraith; and neither sight nor slot of her could they find, though they hunted far northward and searched for many days.
- (Antarctica) A crack or fissure in a glacier or snowfield; a chasm; a crevasse.
- 1963, Béchervaise, John Mayston, Blizzard and Fire, page 111:
- By this time of winter the edge of the ice is rafted up in confused floes, and often reveals slots and fissures quite large enough to hold a young husky prisoner.
- 1991, Venables, Stephen, Island at the Edge of the World, page 161:
- Brian's crevasse shot also needed additional detail, so we found a small slot on a tiny glacier above the Cove.
narrow depression, perforation, or aperture
the allocated time for an aircraft's departure or arrival at an airport's runway
A slot machine designed for gambling
- To put something (such as a coin) into a slot (narrow aperture)
- To assign something or someone into a slot (gap in a schedule or sequence)
- To put something where it belongs.
- 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC:
- And Stamford Bridge erupted with joy as Florent Malouda slotted in a cross from Drogba, who had stayed just onside.
- (slang, Rhodesia, in the context of the Rhodesian Bush War) To kill.
- 1978 Spring, Collins Reynolds, editor, The Bridge, volume 3, number 1, Center for Research and Education, page 31:
- One young soldier told me he couldn't bear to shoot the wild game in Rhodesia, but he had no trouble "slotting" floppies. "The more I kill," he said, "the better I feel. They're ruining everything for us."
- (Antarctica) To fall, or cause to fall, into a crevasse.
- 1967 June, “Australians' Autumn Journeys Have Perilous Moments”, in Antarctic, volume 4, number 10, New Zealand Antarctic Society, pages 503–504:
- The D-4s being heavy vehicles, were in difficulties with crevasses right from the start. At one stage Wood said cheerfully, "Let's give the game away after we get a D-4 slotted one more time", expecting just to get a track break through over a hole. The next minute his machine with him in it disappeared from sight — the tail and the tip of the blade caught and held a little way down the bottomless hole. Reiffel brought his D-4 around on the ice with the big machine picking its way between slots like a ballet dancer, and after a lot of work with ice axes, the slotted machine was hauled out.
- 2012, Edwards, Hazel, Antarctica's Frozen Chosen:
- I'd have to avoid getting slotted, especially as I didn't know which danger it was, but I thought I could guess.
Declension of slot
- (lock): op slot
- (castle): slotgracht, slottoren
- (end): tenslotte, ten slotte, slotpleidooi, slotrede
- Afrikaans: slot