[ slot ]
/ slɒt /


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.

Origin of slot

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


un·slot·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slotted (1 of 2)

/ (slɒt) /


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 forms of slot

slotter, noun

Word Origin for slot

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

British Dictionary definitions for slotted (2 of 2)

/ (slɒt) /


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
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