slot

1
[ slot ]
/ slɒt /

noun

verb (used with object), slot·ted, slot·ting.

to provide with a slot or slots; make a slot in.
to place or fit into a slot: We've slotted his appointment for four o'clock.

verb (used without object), slot·ted, slot·ting.

to fit or be placed in a slot.

Nearby words

  1. slopwork,
  2. slorm,
  3. slosh,
  4. sloshed,
  5. sloshy,
  6. slot aerial,
  7. slot car,
  8. slot machine,
  9. slot man,
  10. slot racer

Origin of slot

1
1300–50; Middle English: the hollow of the breastbone < Middle French esclot < ?

Related formsun·slot·ted, adjective

slot

2
[ slot ]
/ slɒt /

noun

the track or trail of a deer or other animal, as shown by the marks of the feet.
a track, trace, or trail of something.

Origin of slot

2
1565–75; < Anglo-French, Middle French esclot the hoofprint of a horse, probably < Old Norse slōth track, trail; see sleuthhound

slat

1
[ slat ]
/ slæt /

noun

a long thin, narrow strip of wood, metal, etc., used as a support for a bed, as one of the horizontal laths of a Venetian blind, etc.
Aeronautics. a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that can be extended forward to create a gap (slot) to improve airflow.
slats, Slang.
  1. the ribs.
  2. the buttocks.
  3. (initial capital letter) a nickname for a tall, slender man.

verb (used with object), slat·ted, slat·ting.

to furnish or make with slats

Origin of slat

1
1350–1400; Middle English sclat, slatt a slate < Middle French esclat splinter, fragment; see éclat

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British Dictionary definitions for slot

slot

1
/ (slɒt) /

noun

an elongated aperture or groove, such as one in a vending machine for inserting a coin
an air passage in an aerofoil to direct air from the lower to the upper surface, esp the gap formed behind a slat
a vertical opening between the leech of a foresail and a mast or the luff of another sail through which air spills from one against the other to impart forward motion
informal a place in a series or scheme

verb slots, slotting or slotted

Derived Formsslotter, noun

Word Origin for slot

C13: from Old French esclot the depression of the breastbone, of unknown origin

noun

the trail of an animal, esp a deer

Word Origin for slot

C16: from Old French esclot horse's hoof-print, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse sloth track; see sleuth

slat

1
/ (slæt) /

noun

a narrow thin strip of wood or metal, as used in a Venetian blind, etc
a movable or fixed auxiliary aerofoil attached to the leading edge of an aircraft wing to increase lift, esp during landing and takeoff

verb slats, slatting or slatted

(tr) to provide with slats

Word Origin for slat

C14: from Old French esclat splinter, from esclater to shatter

slat

2
/ (slæt) dialect /

verb slats, slatting or slatted

(tr) to throw violently; fling carelessly
(intr) to flap violently

noun

a sudden blow

Word Origin for slat

C13: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse, Icelandic sletta to slap

slat

3
/ (slæt) /

noun

Irish a spent salmon

Word Origin for slat

C19: of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for slot
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