A slit or other narrow opening, esp. one for receiving something, as a coin or letter. (From the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.)
The space occupied by the second wide receiver on an NFL team’s offensive formation. Originally developed by Sid Gillman in 1963, the slot area allows two outside receivers to focus on weaker levels of the defense and is an essential part of many offenses. Many top receivers, such as Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, and Stefon Diggs, spend a lot of time in the slot.
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