from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Japanese gambling game played on a vertical pinball machine.
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- n. A mechanical ball-dropping game similar to pinball, popular in Japan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A popular Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board
Environment in pachinko parlours was making me sick
Wynn holds about 24.5 million shares of his company, as does his partner, Japanese "pachinko" machine operator Kazuo Okada.
There were "pachinko" houses and arcades everywhere, all of which were packed, blasting music, and flashing ever more obnoxious lighting.
"pachinko" machines: think pinball machines, only completely vertical in orientation, with balls following a semi-random course through tiny metal pegs once they're dropped from the top of the board by the player.
"pachinko", a Japanese version of pinball played in thousands of noisy parlours across the country for prizes that can be exchanged for cash.
There was a pachinko parlor/casino where there was money, these coins, still in the trays where people had been playing and all of a sudden, had to evacuate, and the place just came apart, he said.
Mr. Okada, chairman of pachinko maker Universal Entertainment and the largest shareholder of Wynn Resorts, filed suit in a Nevada state court this month alleging that he was blocked by Mr. Wynn from seeing the Las Vegas company's financial records after objecting to a $135 million donation by Wynn Resorts to the University of Macau.
If I had to make some recommendations, I would suggest, Crayon Physics Deluxe (a puzzle/physics game), Peggle (a pachinko/plinko type game that makes you feel productive) and Field Runners (a tower defense game).
In the north, around Osaka Station and the major international hotels, is Kita, a nightlife hub centered on the Kita-Shinchi entertainment arcade, which pulsates with the noise and lights of snug drinking shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors and "girl" bars, where young female bartenders not only know how to fix a decent drink, but make amusing conversation as well.
Before the tsunami, he was working in a Rikuzentakata pachinko parlor, a type of Japanese gambling venue.