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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: esclot 'hollow place in the bone in the middle of the chest'

slot

1 noun
     
slot1 [countable]
1 a long narrow hole in a surface, that you can put something into:
Alan dropped another quarter into the slot on the pay phone.
2 a 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 p.m. time slot.

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