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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A gambling machine operated by inserting coins into a slot and often by pulling down on a long handle.
  • n. A vending machine operated by inserting coins into a slot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any machine operated by placing a coin or token into a slot.
  • n. A gambling machine so operated; a fruit machine or one-armed bandit.
  • n. A vending machine.
  • n. three of a kind sevens

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A machine the operation of which is started by dropping a coin into a slot, for delivering small articles of merchandise, showing one's weight, exhibiting pictures, throwing dice, gambling, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for vending small articles of merchandise, exhibiting pictures, weighing, playing musical instruments, etc., which is either unlocked or set in motion by dropping a coin into a slot. See vending-machine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slot

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