- 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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OTHER WORDS FROM slotun·slot·ted, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for slot
If the Bearcats drop a game, an unbeaten BYU should take that slot.Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening?|John Feinstein|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
While a single meeting can take multiple back-and-forths via email, Calendly shows only the available time slots of a user—bypassing any need for a lengthy email exchange.Meet the unicorn founder that braved war zones and missed meetings to make his mark on the startup world|Lucinda Shen|November 20, 2020|Fortune
The tribes sought federal approval in early 2017 to operate a gambling facility off reservation land that would give 25 percent of its slot revenue to the state of Connecticut.Senior Justice Dept. official stalled probe against former interior secretary Ryan Zinke, sources say|Juliet Eilperin, Matt Zapotosky|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Comes completely free off the slot, which is particularly odd because he gave away the rush early and Jones had adjusted the protection.Washington football notes: Run-stop struggles, and the future at quarterback|Sam Fortier|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
A smaller slot in the chest pocket is perfect for separating sundries.
Using a heatproof slotted spoon, remove the shallots to a paper towel-lined plate.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At home, I changed her diaper and slotted her into her high chair.
NBC slotted it behind The Voice, its top-rated show, and launched it the day after it aired the Super Bowl.‘Smash’ Ends Its Run: What Happened to This Once Promising Show?|Jason Lynch|May 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had slotted the treasury post for his junior partner, Bennett.
In the United States, only 10 percent of charitable donations is slotted specifically for girls.Philanthropy in the City: Women Moving Millions Revolutionizes Fundraising|Nina Strochlic|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The outer end of the bar is slotted to receive the eccentric handle, through which a bolt, D, passes to form a bearing.
Bend the lower tube at right angles and insert it in a wood block, previously slotted with a saw to make a snug fit.
The slotted ceiling opened as McGuire watched, and the whole structure swung slowly around.
In this motor both the field system and the armature consist of a slotted core built up of iron laminations.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
A slotted notch on one end the width of triggers, and sharpened at the other, is all that is necessary.Deadfalls and Snares|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding