slot

  1. a slot machine that is used for gambling

    Synonyms : one-armed bandit
    Type Of : slot machine, coin machine
    Examples :
    • they spend hours and hours just playing the slots
  2. (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board

    Synonyms : expansion slot
    Type Of : receptacle
    Examples :
    • the PC had three slots for additional memory
  3. a time assigned on a schedule or agenda

    Synonyms : time slot
    Type Of : interval, time interval
    Examples :
    • the TV program has a new time slot
    • an aircraft landing slot
  4. a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable

    Type Of : position, spatial relation
    Examples :
    • he developed a version of slot grammar
  5. a position in a hierarchy or organization

    Type Of : position, status
    Examples :
    • Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks
    • she beat some tough competition for the number one slot
  6. a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)

    Type Of : slit
    Examples :
    • he put a quarter in the slot
  7. assign a time slot

    Type Of : schedule
    Examples :
    • slot a television program
  8. the trail of an animal (especially a deer)

    Type Of : trail
    Examples :
    • he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees