Origin: Cf. Icel. Sl, and E. Sleuth.
2. A bolt or bar for fastening a door.
Origin: LG. & D. Slot a lock, from a verb meaning to close, to shut, D. Sluiten; akin to G. Schliessen, OHG. Sliozan, OFries. Slta, and probably to L. Claudere. Cf. Close, Sluice.
(01 Mar 1998)
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