slot

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia-logo.png
 Slot on Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

slot (plural slots)

  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.
  4. (slang, surfing) surfing term for the barrel or tube of a wave.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

slot (third-person singular simple present slots, present participle slotting, simple past and past participle slotted)

  1. (obsolete) To bolt or lock a door or window.
  2. (obsolete, transitive, UK, dialect) To shut with violence; to slam.
    to slot a door

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French esclot, of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

slot (plural slots)

  1. A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; especially, one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
  2. A gap in a schedule or sequence.
  3. (aviation) The allocated time for an aircraft's departure or arrival at an airport's runway.
  4. (aviation) In a flying display, the fourth position; after the leader and two wingmen.
  5. (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.
  6. (informal) A slot machine designed for gambling.
  7. (slang) The vagina.
    • 2006, Shelby Reed, Madison Hayes, 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, Rod Waleman, 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.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

slot (third-person singular simple present slots, present participle slotting, simple past and past participle slotted)

  1. To put something (such as a coin) into a slot (narrow aperture)
  2. To assign something or someone into a slot (gap in a schedule or sequence)
  3. To put something where it belongs.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      And Stamford Bridge erupted with joy as Florent Malouda slotted in a cross from Drogba, who had stayed just onside.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old French esclot, from Old Norse slóð (track). Compare sleuth.

Noun[edit]

slot (plural slots)

  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[edit]
Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

slot n (singular definite slottet, plural indefinite slotte)

  1. castle
  2. palace
  3. manor house

Inflection[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch slot, from Old Dutch *slot, from Proto-Germanic *slutą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

slot n (plural sloten, diminutive slotje n)

  1. lock (something used for fastening)
  2. castle
  3. end, conclusion

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]