amusement arcade

noun

Definition of amusement arcade

: an amusement center having coin-operated games : penny arcade

Examples of amusement arcade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a separate incident in the state, nine people were shot dead at an amusement arcade, probably by a drug gang. The Economist, "Politics this week," 6 Feb. 2020 Four people walked into the amusement arcade, asked questions of some patrons and began firing with military-grade weapons, the attorney general's office said in a statement. Flora Charner And Ana Cucalon, CNN, "Video arcade massacre leaves nine dead in Mexico," 4 Feb. 2020 Those who lived through the 1990s may remember the craze of dance games in the amusement arcades. Andy Clark, Popular Science, "DDR DIY: How to build your own dance game with a Raspberry Pi," 9 Jan. 2020 And because my character, Ginny, lives above a shooting alley within an amusement arcade, there were the fairground lights always coming through the windows. Elena Howe, latimes.com, "Jessica Chastain and Saoirse Ronan speak their minds — along with other top actresses," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of amusement arcade

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Amusement arcade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amusement%20arcade. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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