The slot is a term that describes a narrow depression or hollow on the base of the throat, above the breastbone. The word slot comes from Old French esclot, which is of uncertain origin. Slot is also a synonym of Old Norse slod. The word slot first appears in English in the 1520s. The word slot first became a synonym for the phrase “slot machine.”
In hockey, the slot represents the area between the face-off circles in the offensive zone. The term may refer to two places in the rink: the low slot, which is right in front of the goaltender and below the face-off circles; and the high slot, which is in the middle of the ice above the face-off circles. As a result, the slot is often a dangerous area for the opposing team. A well-placed wrist shot from the slot can be one of the best shots in hockey.
There are many ways to map a slot into a text field. The builtin amountOfMoney and durationOfDays slots map to any amount or number value. The builtin number and date types are used to map slot types. A custom slot type is a custom slot type, which allows users to define the slot and map it to an entity. A location slot is useful for marking locations in utterances. Besides the built-in types, you can also create custom slots to match specific utterances.