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 According to a news release shared with Fox News, Kevin won the jackpot from an International Game Technology Megabucks slot machine Thursday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. Fox News, "Las Vegas slots player wins $15.5M jackpot on Christmas Eve," 25 Dec. 2020 All check guests’ temperatures upon entry and most have disabled every other slot machine or spaced them farther apart. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Casinos focus on health and safety protocols," 13 Dec. 2020 While investigating, the inspector general said, the office found furniture, a slot machine, a bench press and weights, among other items inside a DOT facility. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, "Inspector general: Baltimore City transportation employee stored, sold personal items out of city facility," 7 Oct. 2020 The slot machine could should see plenty of targets with the loss of Barkley and Sterling Shepard (toe). Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fantasy Football Week 3: Add and Drop," 22 Sep. 2020 Among those finalists is Fortunate Son Partners, whose agent is Jeff Rehberger, president of slot machine operator Lucky Lincoln Gaming. Lisa Donovan, chicagotribune.com, "The Spin: Chicago police union endorses Trump | Lightfoot, Pritzker say city, state need money from Congress | Black lawmakers call on Pritzker to halt pot dispensary licensing lottery," 8 Sep. 2020 Moran made money in the slot machine business and became friends with mob figures Al Capone, Frank Costello, Lucky Luciano, Dandy Phil Kastel and Carlos Marcello. Dominic Massa, NOLA.com, "'Diamond Jim' Moran reigned over restaurants as a sparkling king of bling, new book recalls," 3 Sep. 2020 Those numbers showed slot machine revenue down only 4.9% at Foxwoods and 3% at Mohegan compared to June 2019. Russell Blair, courant.com, "Connecticut Politics Week in Review: Tuesday’s low-turnout primaries an important test for November; Lamont heads to Maine for weeklong getaway," 14 Aug. 2020 The Kings lit up the scoreboard like a slot machine, and at no point did the Pelicans dig in. Christian Clark, NOLA.com, "Zion Williamson, Pelicans searching for answers on defense after second big loss in the bubble," 6 Aug. 2020

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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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31 Dec 2020

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“Slot machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slot%20machine. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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