slot machine

noun

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

Examples of slot machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People watching the clock will know that time runs differently in the city that invented the martini, the slot machine, fortune cookies and Irish coffee. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2022 On Saturday, 13 interactive art displays will focus on themes of luck: a fortune teller, lucky elephant, all-seeing eye and slot machine are just some of the creations, Passek said. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 23 Feb. 2022 However, due to a communications error at the time, the slot machine malfunctioned and prevented Taylor and casino personnel from realizing that a jackpot had been won. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 7 Feb. 2022 Critics argue the historic horse racing machine is nothing more than a slot machine. oregonlive, 10 Feb. 2022 According to a release from the board, Taylor won the jackpot at a progressive slot machine at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 8. Haleigh Kochanski, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2022 That's how much a tourist in Las Vegas won at a slot machine last month, but was never informed due to a malfunction in the machine. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 7 Feb. 2022 Officials in Nevada went on an extensive search to right a wrong after a slot machine failed to alert a man to his six-figure jackpot win. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 7 Feb. 2022 According to a release from the board, Taylor won the jackpot at a progressive slot machine at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 8. Haleigh Kochanski, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of slot machine

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of slot machine was in 1891

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Last Updated

24 Apr 2022

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“Slot machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slot%20machine. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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