A narrow opening in something, often with a groove or lip, like the hole in the side of a mailbox. In aviation, a time slot given to an airline for operating at a constrained airport (such as Heathrow). Also used: A position or time in a schedule or program, or the act of placing something in such a spot: He slotted the CD into the CD player.

The credit meter on a mechanical or video slot machine, showing the current balance of credits. In some machines, this is an actual seven-segment display; in others, a stylized text display that matches the game’s theme and user interface.

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