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The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind. As a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer. (Sir W. Scott)

Origin: Cf. Icel. Sl, and E. Sleuth.

1. A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat.

2. A bolt or bar for fastening a door.

3. A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; especially, one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.

Origin: LG. & D. Slot a lock, from a verb meaning to close, to shut, D. Sluiten; akin to G. Schliessen, OHG. Sliozan, OFries. Slta, and probably to L. Claudere. Cf. Close, Sluice.