The slot is an area in ice hockey that represents the best opportunity for scoring without deflection. This can be a low slot, right in front of the goaltender, or a high slot, in the middle of the ice, above the face-off circles.
The slot is typically taken up by the wide receiver, but there are times when a slotback or slot receiver is used instead. A slotback is often in place of a tight end or fullback, while a slot receiver is on the same side of the field as the quarterback.
Slot receivers can be used in a variety of different ways, and they can be mixed between the offensive and defensive lines. For example, they can help block defenders, or they can pick up a DB that has broken through the line of scrimmage.
An offense with a playmaker in the slot can take advantage of the speed of the receiver to go inside or outside. Depending on the offense, a receiver can take a slap shot at speeds of more than 100mph, or he can be lined up in a press coverage formation.
Slots are also used to manage air traffic at busy airports. Some video slot machines include features that enhance payout chances as the player increases the amount he is wagering.
Slots are also used to coordinate presentations and consultations with staff. They help teams organize their workflow and ensure that they are on track toward their goals.