A position in a series or sequence; also, a place allocated for a takeoff or landing by an airport or air-traffic control. From Middle Low German slot, from Dutch sloof, of obscure origin, probably cognate with Middle High German schloss, from Old High German schott (door bolt). In aviation, a narrow opening between the tips of the primaries or wing surfaces of an airplane that helps to maintain a smooth flow of air over the upper surface during flight. Also used to refer to a similar opening in a wing or tail surface of an automobile to facilitate the entry and exit of passengers or cargo.

In a casino, a slot is the area of a carousel or other arrangement of slots that are lined up in an oval, circle or other shape. In video slots, a “slot” can also mean a specific symbol or group of symbols that are associated with a bonus feature or special payout. A slot machine’s pay table is usually displayed on the machine, above or below the reels. It explains how many credits the player will receive if symbols on the pay line match.

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