slot

slot
slot1 [slɔt US sla:t] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: esclot 'hollow place in the bone in the middle of the chest']
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 .
slot 2
slot2 past tense and past participle slotted present participle slotting
v [I,T always + adverb/preposition]
to go into a slot, or to put something in a slot
slot sth into sth
Mary slotted a cassette into the VCR.
slot into
Each length of board slots easily into the next.
All the wood parts come pre-cut so that they can be slotted together (=put together using slots) .
slot in phr v
to fit something or someone into a plan, organization etc, or to fit in
Stewart has slotted in well.
slot sb/sth<=>in
We should be able to slot the meeting in before lunch.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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