a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical machine in which slots struck by the player's ball release other balls that in turn are exchanged for noncash prizes.
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How to use pachinko in a sentence
Some citizens kill their times in local Japanese gambling shops, called pachinko parlors, or drinking heavily.Japan’s Ishinomaki City Still Stricken from Tsunami | Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky | March 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for pachinko
a Japanese game similar to pinball
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