› (also time slot) an amount of time that is allowed for a single event in a planned order of activities or events: I think I have a slot open in my diary.1-hour/90 minute/4-hour, etc. slot What can we test in the 90-minute time slot?the 9pm/Saturday night/morning, etc. slot The show competes with 'Bob the Builder' in the morning slot.delivery/viewing/landing slot Airlines are competing for landing slots at Gatwick airport.
› a job in a company or organization: Five of the fifteen slots on the charity's board are open this year. Johnson moved to the top slot last month. a training/teaching/management slotthe CEO/Vice President/Director slot She left the CEO slot in 2009.
› a position in a list of ranks: Within a few years we expect to compete with the big Wall Street firms for the top slot in the industry.the number 1/2/3, etc. slot They fought their way to the number 1 slot in the nation. a top 10/50/100 slot
› IT a small, narrow opening for something to be put in: the memory card slot in your computerin/into a slot You can insert a smart card into a slot on the keyboard to verify digital signatures. → See also expansion slot