From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslotslot1 /slɒt $ slɑːt/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 1 HOLEa long narrow hole in a surface, that you can put something into Alan dropped another quarter into the slot on the pay phone.► see thesaurus at hole2 PERIOD OF TIMEa short period of time allowed for one particular event on a programme or timetable a ten-minute slot on the breakfast show landing slots at Heathrow Airport A new comedy is scheduled for the 9 pm time slot.
Examples from the Corpusslot• He found just the right person for his newly created slot of research associate.• It is very important to have the greatest possible support around the expansion slot area.• About 180 of them competed for slots in five school bands this year.• Ron's show has been moved from its 9 p.m. slot on WKDH.• The message was placed in every employee's mail slot.• a parking slot• Gaming areas were half-empty, but gamblers made a beeline for the slots and tables at halftime.• I dropped a quarter in the slot and dialed the number.• Next wind some tape through the slots and around the core to provide a base for the pickup windings.• The disk goes into this slot here.• Please try again later when there is a free user slot available.time slot• If this is a family show, give it a family time slot.• Its weekly feature show, Inside Stuff, is a dunk-fest programmed into a youth-oriented time slot on Saturday morning.• Press downplayed the series' time slot, saying that other series have not done well when put between two highly-rated shows.• The programs have appeared periodically, in no set time slot.• Time Division Multiple Access converts conversations into digital signals and assigns each one specific time slots.• Titles, stars, time slots, producers and who knows what else will change by the time September rolls around.• Have you secretly been lusting after their time slot?slotslot2 verb (slotted, slotting) [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition] PUTto go into a slot, or to put something in a slotslot something into something Mary slotted the key into the lock.slot into Each length of board slots easily into the next. All the wood parts come pre-cut so that they can be slotted together (=put together using slots). → slot in→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusslot• Children are slotted at national norms, above those norms, or else beneath them.• Brownie albums were provided, with spaces ready prepared for slotting in a sequence of the snapshots.• These ready-to-use units can be slotted in wherever and whenever they fit.• Then, he felt the world shift on its axis, and knew that a new reality had slotted into its place.• The final pieces of the puzzle had now been slotted into place.• He took one at random, went into the master bedroom and slotted it into the video.From Longman Business Dictionaryslotslot /slɒtslɑːt/ noun [countable]1a short period of time allowed for one particular event in a series of other similar eventsAt one time, the airline held 38% of the available take-off and landing slots at Heathrow Airport.There’s a repeat of the daytime show in thelate-night slot.2American EnglishJOB a particular job in an organizationThe board elected a new director to fill one of the slots.4,000 slots, mostly white-collar, could be eliminated from the company’s Missouri plant alone. → see also expansion slotOrigin slot1 (1300-1400) Old French esclot “hollow place in the bone in the middle of the chest”