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  • n  a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
    he developed a version of slot grammar
  • n  a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)
    he put a quarter in the slot
  • n  a time assigned on a schedule or agenda
    the TV program has a new time slot
    an aircraft landing slot
  • n  a position in a hierarchy or organization
    Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks
    she beat some tough competition for the number one slot
  • n  the trail of an animal (especially a deer)
    he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees
  • n  (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board
    the PC had three slots for additional memory
  • n  a slot machine that is used for gambling
    they spend hours and hours just playing the slots
  • v  assign a time slot
    slot a television program

  • After World War II the thinly populated (589,000) logging-mining-farming state of Idaho found itself surrounded east, west and south by a locust-like infestation of rattling slot .
  • The $11 million-a-year slot-machine-manufacturing business was wiped out with one stroke of a pen last week.
  • Consider this: if only three South American countries had World Cup slots for 2002, Brazil would have just scraped through.
News & Articles

  • Browns gambling that slot position will improve
    The Browns have gambled and lost while playing the slots. Now they have visions of hitting a jackpot. The obvious answers to their woes at slot receiver and to filling in for Josh Gordon aren’t the only ones.
    June 17, 2013 - The Massillon Independent
  • May slot machine revenue shows lessening decline
    Slot-machine revenue declines at Eastern Connecticut casinos ebbed in May, although Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun have gone more than a year without reporting increases.
    June 15, 2013 - The Norwich Bulletin
  • Foxwoods’ slot revenue for May down 4.4 percent
    MASHANTUCKET — May slot revenue at Foxwoods Resort Casino declined to $48.2 million, which is 4.4 percent lower than the $50.4 million reported for the same period a year ago. Slot handle, the amount
    June 15, 2013 - The Westerly Sun

  • Kyle Whittingham in International Herald Tribune
    I thought we had an outside chance,Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a telephone interview with the AP. "There was enough national sentiment, I thought we might get the No. 1 slot. It wasn't to be."
  • Sir Trevor Brooking in The Press Association
    He added: "To be fair to the clubs, the timing of the tournament is a bit tricky but it really is the only slot available to UEFA. Any later in the season and the player release issue would be just as hard. I think the clubs appreciate that now."
  • Jason Varitek in USA Today
    He just missed on a few pitches,Varitek said of the rocky first. "He did settle into his rhythm and found his arm slot more."

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