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SLIT, verb transitive preterit tense slit; participle passive slot or slitted.

1. To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bard into nail rods.

2. To cut or make a long fissure; as, to slit the ear or tongue, or the nose.

3. To cut in general.

4. To rend; to split.

SLIT, noun

1. A long cut; or a narrow opening; as a slit in the ear.

2. A cleft or crack in the breast of cattle.