penny arcade


Definition of penny arcade 

: an amusement center having coin-operated devices for entertainment

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Argonaut Hotel Location, location, location: Families love the Argonaut for its proximity to attractions like the Maritime National Historic Park, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, and the Musée Méchanique, a penny arcade. Elise Craig, Condé Nast Traveler, "25 Best Hotels in San Francisco," 28 Feb. 2018 Audiences were intrigued, so Edison began producing the machines in quantity and selling them to penny arcades around the country. Longreads, "When the Movies Went West," 15 May 2018 Musee Mecanique Historical mechanical musical instruments and penny arcade machines. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Exhibits listings," 19 Apr. 2018 Musee Mecanique Historical mechanical musical instruments and penny arcade machines. San Francisco Chronicle, "Exhibits," 20 Dec. 2017 And penny arcades and adventure radio and waiting for monthly packages from trains. Marc Snetiker,, "That's enough, clowns," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of penny arcade

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of penny arcade was in 1903

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