slot machine


noun

a gambling machine operated by inserting coins into a slot and pulling a handle that activates a set of spinning symbols on wheels, the final alignment of which determines the payoff that is released into a receptacle at the bottom.
any machine operated by inserting coins into a slot, as a vending machine.

Nearby words

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  6. slot man,
  7. slot racer,
  8. slot racing,
  9. slotback,
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Origin of slot machine

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for slot machine

slot machine

noun

a machine, esp one for selling small articles or for gambling, activated by placing a coin or metal disc in a slot
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