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.
1. A long cut; or a narrow opening; as a slit in the ear.
2. A cleft or crack in the breast of cattle.