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slot

noun [C] uk   /slɒt/  us   /slɑːt/

slot noun [C] (LONG HOLE)

C1 a long, narrow hole, especially one for putting coins into or for fitting a separate piece into: I put my money in the slot and pressed the button but nothing came out. The holder has slots for 100 CDs.

slot noun [C] (AMOUNT OF TIME)

C1 an amount of time that is officially allowed for a single event in a planned order of activities or events: The programme will occupy that half-hour slot before the nine o'clock news.

slot

verb [I or T, + adv/prep] uk   /slɒt/  us   /slɑːt/ (-tt-)
to put something into a slot or fit together using slots: The legs of the chair are meant to slot into the holes at the back. Do these two pieces slot together? Slot piece A into piece B, taking care to keep the two pieces at right angles.
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