A narrow opening, as in a door or in a piece of machinery, into which something else may be fitted. Also: a place or position, especially in a sequence or series: a slot on the stage; the slot of the newspaper where a story is printed.
In football, a receiver who lines up closer to the line of scrimmage than the wide receiver and is responsible for running routes that match those of other players. The slot receiver is usually smaller and faster than a wide receiver, and is particularly important on running plays as he is close to the ball carrier and needs to be agile and fast in order to elude tacklers.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the number of passengers has dropped dramatically and airline slots have been put up for sale for bargain prices. This has led to significant savings in delays and fuel burn, which should make the industry more resilient to future disruptions.
The pay table is an important part of any slot machine, and it will give you a good idea of how much the game could reward you should all of its symbols line up to form a winning combination. Most slot machines have a pay table printed on the face of the machine, while those with electronic displays will list it in the help menu.
Choosing the best penny slots is all about finding ones with the right balance of payouts, bonus features and gameplay. Some have different ways of triggering special symbols, while others will allow you to choose how many paylines you wish to wager on. Those that let you pick your own number of paylines are known as free slots, while those that have set numbers are called fixed.