A narrow notch or groove, such as a keyway in machinery or a slit for coins in a vending machine. Also: A slot in a schedule or program; an allotted time or place for an activity: Visitors can book a time slot a week or more in advance.

A type of gambling game based on reels that spin to display symbols. When activated by a lever or button (either physical or on a touchscreen), the reels stop to rearrange the symbols into combinations that match a paytable. The player then earns credits based on the number of matching symbols. Most slots are themed and have multiple bonus features.

In addition to collecting data with the instruments described above, participants were interviewed immediately after completing their slot games to determine their responses and beliefs about the sounds they heard during the game. This allowed the researchers to identify any psychological effects the sounds may have had on participants and to explore how these influences may have affected the outcomes of their gambles.

In football, a slot receiver or corner is the position between the nearest boundary cornerback and the tight end, allowing them to run shorter routes on the route tree, such as slants or quick outs. These players are important to many offenses because they can stretch the defense vertically based on their speed and athleticism, unlike boundary receivers who must be able to run long routes that require route discipline.