Undaunted, Woolley and Allen boldly entered him in the Kentucky Derby when a slot in the 20-horse field opened up.
Our highly anticipated new James Spader drama The Blacklist deserves to go into the 10 p.m. slot on Monday.
"I don't think they rate with the Beckhams, but I put them in that slot," he told the Daily Mail.
In 2000, George W. Bush gave another pro-choicer, Colin Powell, the slot.
So when Pepsi approached him for a slot on the Super Bowl, Forte and SNL creator Lorne Michaels were already well on their way.
The ends of the "lead" in turn fitted into a slot in the column rules, and these latter were bolted into the cylinder.
For a moment she paused irresolute; then she dropped the coin in the slot.
It may be soldered there, or be made to fit by expanding it so that it will press out against the sides of the slot.
He had therefore to be content with observation through the slot.
North of the slot were the theaters, hotels and shipping district, the banks and the staid, respectable business houses.
late 14c., "hollow at the base of the throat above the breastbone," from Old French esclot "hoofprint of a deer or horse," of uncertain origin, probably from Old Norse sloð "trail" (see sleuth). Original sense is rare or obsolete in Modern English; sense of "narrow opening into which something else can be fitted" is first recorded 1520s. Meaning "middle of the (semi-circular) copy desk at a newspaper," the spot occupied by the chief sub-editor, is recorded from 1917. The sense of "opening in a machine for a coin to be inserted" is from 1888 (slot machine first attested 1891). The sense of "position in a list" is first recorded 1942; verb sense of "designate, appoint" is from 1960s. Slot car first attested 1966.
"bar or bolt used to fasten a door, window, etc.," c.1300, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German slot (cf. Old Norse slot, Old High German sloz, German Schloss "bolt, bar, lock, castle;" Old Saxon slutil "key," Dutch slot "a bolt, lock, castle"), from Proto-Germanic stem *slut- "to close" (cf. Old Frisian sluta, Dutch sluiten, Old High German sliozan, German schliessen "to shut, close, bolt, lock"), from PIE root *klau- "hook, peg" (cf. Greek kleis "key;" Latin claudere "to shut, close," clavis "key," clavus "nail;" see close (v.)). Wooden pegs seem to have been the original keys.
1747, "provide with a slot, cut slots in," from slot (n.1). Meaning "drop a coin in a slot" is from 1888. Sense of "take a position in a slot" is from 1940; that of "fit (something) into a slot" is from 1966. Oldest sense is obsolete: "stab in the base of the throat" (c.1400). Related: Slotted; slotting.
1560s, "to bolt a door," from slot (n.2). Related: Slotted; slotting.
late 14c., earlier sclat (c.1300), "a roofing slate, a thin, flat stone," from Old French esclat "split piece, chip, splinter" (Modern French éclat), back-formation from esclater "to break, splinter, burst," probably from Frankish *slaitan "to tear, slit" or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German slizan, Old English slitan; see slit (v.)). Meaning "long, thin, narrow piece of wood or metal" attested from 1764.
Beer or liquor, esp bad or inferior (1910+ Hoboes)
Crudely violent; irresponsibly vitriolic: a few years of slash-and-burn expense cutting
[1980s+; fr a type of transitory cultivation in which a forest area is cleared and the undergrowth burned for planting, the term found by 1939]