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    The meaning of "slot" in the right lane...

    Hello.
    Could you please explain that what a slot is in the following text? I know what a U-turn slot is, but it seems that in the following context "slot" refers to another particular part of the road.
    ("A7" here is an Audi car with autonomous technology.)

    Thank you in advance.

    "At one point during my drive, the A7 moved effortlessly into a relatively small slot in the right lane to make way for a faster car approaching from behind."

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    Re: The meaning of "slot" in the right lane...

    The space between two other cars. The A7 was able to move from the left lane into the right lane even though the amount of space between the cars already in the right lane was relatively small.

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    Re: The meaning of "slot" in the right lane...

    You will also find "slot" used colloquially as a verb in these sort of situations: for example, "the A7 slotted effortlessly into a relatively small space in the right hand lane..."
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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