A slot is an area on the wing of an airplane used for a high-lift device or a control surface. It can be located in a number of places on the wings, including between the main and tail surfaces or between the wing and an airfoil. A slot is also used for other purposes, such as locating an instrument panel or landing gear door.

A slot may also refer to:

In computers, a slot is a technique for adding hardware capability in the form of connection pinholes (usually, 16 to 64 closely-spaced holes). It can be designed to accept an expansion card with circuitry that provides some specialized capability, such as video acceleration, sound, or disk drive control. Almost all desktop computers come with a set of expansion slots.

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It can be frustrating to sit in the gate and watch your flight delay over and over again, especially if you’ve already checked in on time, made it through security, queued up at the terminal, and struggled with the overhead lockers. Luckily, there are some simple tricks you can try to keep your sanity and reduce the stress of waiting for the plane.