The word slot is an obsolete noun that originally meant “a hollow place at the base of the throat, above the breastbone.” Its current sense comes from the 16th century, and its use in the sense “to fit something into a place” dates back to the 1940s. In hockey, the slot is the area between the faceoff circles and is sometimes referred to as the scoring area. Today, it is mostly used in the context of gambling.
The slot in hockey is a prime location for defensemen to get a great shot. Sometimes a defender will shoot a blistering slap shot into the net. Other times, a winger or center will put his stick out in front of the goalie to redirect the shot. Sometimes, these shots can be so powerful that they can reach 100 mph. In any case, the goalie must react lightning fast to stop them. This is why a well-placed one-timer from the high slot can be one of the most impressive shots in hockey.
In order to map specific words or phrases to specific slots, the bot must understand the slot type that is used. To map a word or phrase to a slot, select the name of the slot from the Select Slot menu. The selected word/phrase will be indicated as the slot value with a colored underline. If you want to edit or delete a slot, you can do so in the Slots tab. You can also use regular expressions to match phrases in utterances.