- the interior opening in a copy desk, occupied by the chief copy editor.
- the job or position of chief copy editor: He had the slot at the Gazette for 20 years.Compare rim (def. 7).
verb (used with object), slot·ted, slot·ting.
verb (used without object), slot·ted, slot·ting.
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Example sentences from the Web for slot
What is affecting our predictions some is the addition of more wild-card slots.
That’s why SEOs push so hard to dominate that particular slot in the organic SERPs.
Citizens have to book a time slot online in order to get a test.Hong Kong’s new mass COVID testing scheme is free and voluntary—and some citizens are suspicious|eamonbarrett|August 26, 2020|Fortune
When the pandemic forced the county’s 19 libraries to close during the state’s primary, librarians and election officials allowed voters to return ballots through the outdoor slots where people return books.As states mull expanding vote by mail, they’re turning to Oregon for advice|Lee Clifford|August 24, 2020|Fortune
By the time Mayfield returned, his starting slot had been handed to someone else, and his scholarship was in question — with future superstar Patrick Mahomes waiting in the wings.
He said Moran had expected to be muffled by state observers when he did a slot on their show.
The German government paid $16 billion to make sure there would be a slot for every child.Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA|Monica Potts|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And that enabled me to slot in the shooting of the first two episodes [of The Divide] in that.Tony Goldwyn Tackles Political Scandal Again on ‘The Divide’|Jason Lynch|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(Mulgrew could actually nudge out Chlumsky and land that sixth slot).
This slot harks back to what Walters is most celebrated and venerated for—her interviews.
Advanced seams on cloth and silk: Flannel seam, slot seam, umbrella seam.The Making of a Trade School|Mary Schenck Woolman
A port, or slot, is cut near the top on opposite sides of each of the shells.The Gasoline Motor|Harold Whiting Slauson
Then a slot was cut in the side to receive a pin inserted in a shaft made to fit the horizontal hole.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
With a faint click, a loaded tray passed through a slot in the rear wall of Albert Johnson's cell.Insidekick|Jesse Franklin Bone
The mast goes through the forward end of the slot, and when it is in use the slot is filled up with a heavy slab.Ancient and Modern Ships.|George C. V. Holmes