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slot

A narrow opening or groove, as in a door, window, or other surface. Often used in the phrase “slot in.” The slots in the primary teeth of infants allow them to bite food.

In gambling, a space on a slot machine in which cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, a paper ticket with a barcode are inserted to activate the machine and begin a round of play. When the reels stop spinning, if a winning combination of symbols is found, the player earns credits according to the machine’s pay table. Typical symbols include fruit, bells, and stylized lucky sevens. Most slot games have a theme and bonus features that align with that theme.

(computing) A space on a disk or in memory in which a specific type of object can be stored. The game offers four save slots.

Football

A position on a team’s offensive roster, usually between the tight end and wide receiver. Slot receivers must be fast and agile to run precise routes and block outside linebackers. They also need to be able to catch the ball in traffic.

A period of time allocated by an airport or air-traffic control authority for an aircraft to land or take off. Also called a runway slot.