Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Japanese gambling game played on a vertical pinball machine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A popular Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board.

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  • noun A mechanical ball-dropping game similar to pinball, popular in Japan.

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  • noun a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board

Etymologies

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

[Japanese.]

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From Japanese パチンコ (pachinko), from pachin onomatopoiec sound + ko diminutive

Examples

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  • Is this onomatopoeic?

    December 20, 2007

  • I think it is!

    December 21, 2007