Definition of slot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//slɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//slɑːt//
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  1. 1a long narrow opening, into which you put or fit something to put some coins in the slot
  2. 2a position, a time or an opportunity for somebody/something, for example in a list, a programme of events or a series of broadcasts He has a regular slot on the late-night programme. Their album has occupied the Number One slot for the past six weeks. the airport’s take-off and landing slots
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘slight depression running down the middle of the chest’, surviving as a Scots term): from Old French esclot, of obscure origin.Extra examples The electricity was on a slot meter. They have a prime time slot on national radio. We need something to fill a thirty-minute slot in the late evening. He slid a coin into the slot of the jukebox. a slot machine
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: slot