Part of speech: noun

A long cut: a narrow opening.

Part of speech: verb

To make a long cut in; cut into strips.

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Usage examples "slit":

  1. It is nearly of the size and shape of an ordinary blanket, with a slit in the centre, through which the head is passed, leaving the ends to hang down. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  2. One of the sacks had been slit and the contents were running out onto the floor like golden water. - "Black Jack", Max Brand.
  3. A small round nick to form the collar is cut between the shoulders of the dress, and a slit is made down the back through which the doll's head can be passed. - "What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes", Dorothy Canfield Fisher.