A slot is a placeholder on a Web page that either waits for content to be added (a passive slot) or calls out to a renderer to fill it in (a dynamic slot). A slot can be passed props from the child scope via the v-slot directive, which is similar to how scoped slots are used with manual render functions.

In a casino, a slot machine is a machine that accepts cash or paper tickets with barcodes, and gives out credits based on a preset pay table. The machine uses a random number generator (RNG) to select and place symbols on a reel, and the player can win if those symbols line up on a winning payline. Most slot games have a theme, and the symbols and payouts are aligned with that theme.

The slot can also refer to a position or job opening, such as a position on an editorial staff or a slot in a publication’s schedule. In ornithology, it can mean the space between the primaries of certain birds, which allows air to flow easily over their wings while they fly. It can also refer to a position on an ice hockey rink, the unmarked area in front of the goal between the face-off circles that affords a vantage point for attacking players. The term can also be used to describe a game of chance, such as a lottery or a bingo game.