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

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Previous Senate plans called for allowing such referendums to bring slot machines to more counties, but that would likely be a deal-breaker for the tribe. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Odds are improving for a Seminole gambling deal in the Legislature," 16 Feb. 2018 The casino has more than 2,000 slot machines and 50 tables for games including craps, roulette and blackjack. Washington Post, "Supreme Court: Congress properly ended Michigan casino suit," 27 Feb. 2018 Scott made them in the shapes of slot machines and washing machines, while Lagerfeld turned a ski gondola into the must-have cross-body from his swan song at Chanel. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The 8 Best Accessory Trends of Fall 2019," 14 Mar. 2019 Photo: Justin Maxon for The Wall Street Journal Players experience random and unpredictable rewards, similar to the anticipation that keeps players at slot machines chasing winning combinations. Betsy Morris, WSJ, "How Fortnite Triggered an Unwinnable War Between Parents and Their Boys," 21 Dec. 2018 The Crew 2 also doles out its drops much better than last year’s Need for Speed: Payback, with its in-game slot machine. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "The Crew 2 review: Where is everybody?," 10 July 2018 Maryland voters approved legalizing video slot machines at five locations a decade ago as a way to help its horse-racing industry. Washington Post, "Virginia lawmakers warm up to new betting machines," 26 Feb. 2018 Vegas denizens are so accustomed to the sound of slot machines, their brains register them as white noise. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "Will New Casinos Bring a "MassVegas" to New England?," 17 Dec. 2018 There was enough time to throw my bags down, snap a photo of the slot machine(!), and run back out the door. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "A good Airbnb host always learns from others. Here are 6 tips," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of slot machine

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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slot machine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slot machine

: 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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