A narrow notch, groove or opening, as a keyway in a piece of machinery, a slit for a coin in a vending machine, etc.
From Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright (c) 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
In football, a slot receiver is the second wide receiver on a team. They are used to cover all three levels of the defense and provide a quarterback with an extra target and more reliable option when running routes. In addition to their speed, slot receivers must have great hands and precise route-running skills. They also block for the running back on outside run plays to help protect against blitzes and give the RB more space.
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