A slot is a narrow notch, groove or opening, such as a keyway in a piece of machinery, a slit for a coin in a vending machine, or an aperture in a door. It can also refer to a position in a group, series or sequence.

In hockey, the term slot refers to an advantageous area in front of the net that provides the best opportunity for a shot without deflection. The high slot is the prime location for a one-timer, while the low slot is ideal for wingers and centers to take wrist shots that can zip past the goalie.

It can be tempting to play slots for money, but players should keep in mind that they are random games and should not waste time and money chasing a payout they believe is ‘due’. Each spin of a slot machine is independent of the previous, and winning combinations are determined by random number generators. This means that a slot machine that was once hot can become cold overnight, so players should always size their bets relative to their bankroll.

Slot is an expression in C# and Javascript that allows a template to render itself in its parent scope’s template> v-slot:header> slot, which is useful for when the content of the child component may need access to data in the parent scope. For example, a header slot might be used to display global variables or static methods in the parent component.