A slot is an element in a document that has a specific purpose. In hockey, it’s the area between the face-off circles, while in programming, it’s a connection dedicated to one user. Sports programming, for instance, is typically scheduled for a specific time slot – 9pm on Saturday, 9pm on Sunday, and so on.
In hockey, the offensive zone is the area between the two face-off circles
The offensive zone is the area between the two face-off circle and is referred to as the “offensive zone.” Players may enter the zone without a puck, but they must be within five to ten feet of the bench. It is illegal to touch the puck with the goal line before the other team has touched the puck. When a player touches the puck with their stick, play stops. However, if a player intercepts the puck before it crosses the offensive goal line, the game continues.
The offensive zone is a prime scoring area on the ice. The area is between the face-off circles and the goal line. The goalie’s job is to prevent the puck from leaving the zone and being scored on. The term “power play” refers to a time when the team has more players on the ice than the opposition. When a team is on a power play, it can score a goal in a specific period.
In programming, it’s a connection dedicated to one user
A slot is a connection dedicated to a single user in a network. Slots are reserved for a particular program or process. There are two main types of slots: virtual and physical. A virtual slot has no storage allocated to it and requires the programmers to define methods. A virtual slot cannot specify the init-keyword or specification, so any required initialization must be performed in a method on initialize.
In object-oriented programming, a slot represents the interface to information on an instance. It corresponds to instance variables and fields in other object-oriented programming languages. In general, one slot is dedicated to one instance, but some slots are shared among instances. An instance of a class can have multiple slots, but each slot has one value.
In sports, it’s the 9pm/Saturday night/etc. slot
In North America, the 9pm/Saturday night/ etc slot has traditionally been a night of reruns, movies, and sports. This time period is often considered a “death slot” for prime-time programming, with most broadcast networks having abandoned first-run scripted fare by the mid-2000s. In Canada, CBC Television has historically aired national NHL ice hockey games, including Hockey Night in Canada (a tradition that stretches back to early radio). Other Canadian networks use the Saturday night slot to meet their content quotas.