What Is a Slot?

A narrow opening, groove or notch, such as the slit in a door for a key or the space where coins fit in a slot machine. Also: (journalism) The job of a chief copy editor at a newspaper, especially a smaller paper with few staff members: She had been the Gazette’s slot for 20 years.

An assigned time and place for an aircraft to take off or land, usually at congested airports or during peak travel times. A slot may be sold or traded and is often used when an airline can’t get the flight time it needs on its schedule.

Using Slots in Offer Management

While many gamblers enjoy playing slots and other casino games, it is important to play responsibly. This means setting limits on the amount of money and time spent on the game, and seeking help if you feel you have a gambling problem.

A slot is a dynamic placeholder for content on a Web page that either waits for a scenario action or calls out to a renderer for its contents. A slot’s properties define how it is displayed and managed in the Service Center.