Slot, n. The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind.
As a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer. --Sir W. Scott.
1. A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat.
2. A bolt or bar for fastening a door. [Prov. Eng.]
3. A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
Slot v. t. To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
n 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
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]