slot machine

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of slot machine

1 : a machine whose operation is begun by dropping a coin into a slot
2 : an originally coin-operated gambling machine that pays off according to the matching of symbols on wheels spun by a handle; also : an electronic version of this machine

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First Known Use of slot machine

1891


SLOT MACHINE Defined for English Language Learners

slot machine

noun

Definition of slot machine for English Language Learners

  • : a machine used for gambling that starts when you put coins into it and pull a handle or press a button


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