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[ slot ]
/ slɒt /
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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.
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Origin of slot

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English: “hollow at the base of the throat above the breastbone,” from Old French esclot; further origin unclear

OTHER WORDS FROM slot

un·slot·ted, adjective

Other definitions for slot (2 of 2)

slot2
[ 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

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First recorded in 1565–75; from Anglo-French, Old French esclot “the hoofprint of a horse,” probably from Old Norse slōth “track, trail”; see also sleuthhound
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British Dictionary definitions for slot (1 of 2)

slot1
/ (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 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 slot (2 of 2)

slot2
/ (slɒt) /

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
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