verb (used with object), slit, slit·ting.
- slit fricative,
- slit pocket,
- slit trench,
Origin of slit
Examples from the Web for slit
Slice challah bread into 1.5 inches then slit hole in middle of each slice and fill with Nutella.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His name was Alexander, and he had a rifle in his hands, but the eyes you could see through the slit in the mask looked friendly.
The opposite bank was manned by Germans, and in the darkness Deane-Drummond fell into a slit trench on top of a German soldier.
First the contrite-but-not-really Massa offered to slit his wrists on camera.
They sometimes turn this slit over the upper part, and then the ear looks as if the flap was cut off.
Flowers with very thick or milky stems should be slit up about half an inch, and woody stems are best peeled for an inch or two.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Harry Luttrell had reached the letter-box when he caught sight of her, but he quite forgot to drop his letter through the slit.The Summons|A.E.W. Mason
The slit over the telescope was open, which showed that the astronomer was at work.The City in the Clouds|C. Ranger Gull
As it is cooling the slit becomes narrower and the blade is firmly squeezed into the bone handle.The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
verb slits, slitting or slit (tr)
Word Origin for slit
c.1200, from or related to Old English slitan "to slit, tear, split, rend to pieces; bite, sting; back-bite," from Proto-Germanic *slitan (cf. Old Saxon slitan, Old Frisian slita, Old Norse slita, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch sliten, Dutch slijten, Old High German slizan, German schleißen "to slit"). A more violent verb in Old English than after, e.g. slitcwealm "death by rending." Slit skirt is attested from 1913.A slitting-mill (1660s) cut iron plates into thin rods for making nails, etc.
mid-13c., "long cut or rent (in clothes), incision," from slit (v.). Slang sense of "vulva" is attested from 1640s. Old English had slit (n.) with a sense of "a rending, bite; backbiting."