World English Dictionary
slit (slɪt)
vb , slits, slitting, slit
1.  to make a straight long incision in; split open
2.  to cut into strips lengthwise
3.  to sever
4.  a long narrow cut
5.  a long narrow opening
[Old English slītan to slice; related to Old Norse slita, Old High German slīzen]

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