A slot is a position or gap in a structure, especially an aircraft wing, that allows air to flow over it. This allows the wing to generate lift. It also enables the wing to deflect or twist in order to control flight characteristics, such as roll and pitch. The term “slot” is also used for a particular slot within a timetable or calendar.
Slot can refer to:
1. A time of day when a machine is expected to be at its busiest. This is usually when players are in the mood to play and can result in larger wins than at other times of the day. 2. A position on a slot machine reel that pays out winning combinations if the winning symbols line up.
3. The number of paylines available in a game. This is often displayed in a prominent place and will be listed clearly on the paytable. It will also be made clear if any of the paylines must be active in order to win.
4. A slot in a computer or other electronic device that can hold data or information.
5. A space in a machine into which a coin or other currency may be inserted to activate the machine and allow it to make a payout.
6. A machine that accepts cash and issues tickets with a value that can be redeemed for cash or used to play other games. These tickets are often called TITO (ticket in, ticket out).
7. A slot in the structure of an airplane that is used to carry a flap or other equipment.
8. A gap in a door or window that is used to provide ventilation or access.
9. A slot in the structure of a body or object that is used to hold an instrument or piece of equipment.
10. A position or place in a sequence, series, or hierarchy.
11. A slot on a computer or other electronic device that holds data or information.
12. A position or space in a machine into which a token can be inserted in order to activate the machine and allow it to make payouts.
13. A slot in a computer or other electronic devices that is used to store or retrieve data.
14. A gap in the structure of an aircraft that is used to accommodate a flap or other equipment.
15. A space in the structure of a machine that is used to hold a token or other item.
16. A space in a building or other structure that provides access to utilities such as electricity, water, or gas.
17. A gap or hole in a wall that can be closed with a lock or bolt to keep out unwanted visitors.
18. A type of gambling machine that accepts coins or paper tickets with a barcode that is read by a scanner. These machines have a variety of different designs and themes, but all share the same basic technology.