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slot machine

n.
1. A gambling machine operated by inserting coins into a slot and often by pulling down on a long handle.
2. A vending machine operated by inserting coins into a slot.

slot machine

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a machine, esp one for selling small articles or for gambling, activated by placing a coin or metal disc in a slot

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n.
1. a gambling machine operated by inserting coins into a slot and pulling down a long handle attached to its side.
2. any machine operated by inserting coins into a slot, as a vending machine.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slot machine - a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slotslot machine - a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slot
coin box - the part of a slot machine that serves as a receptacle for the coins
coin slot - a slot through which coins can be inserted into a slot machine
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
one-armed bandit, slot - a slot machine that is used for gambling; "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"
vending machine - a slot machine for selling goods
Translations
automathrací automat
automatspilleautomatspillemaskine
peliautomaattiraha-automaatti
automatautomat za kockanje
pénzbedobós automata
sjálfsali
スロットマシン
슬롯머신자동 판매기
igralni avtomatprodajni avtomat
spelautomat
เครื่องหยอดเหรียญสำหรับเล่นการพนันเครื่องหยอดเหรียญสำหรับเล่นพนัน
jetonlu makineotomatik satış makinasıslot makinesi
máy đánh bạc điện tửmáy dùng đồng xu

slot machine

nMünzautomat m; (for gambling) → Spielautomat m

slot machine

n (for cigarettes, food) → distributore m automatico; (for amusement) → slot-machine f inv

slot

(slot) noun
1. a small narrow opening, especially one to receive coins. I put the correct money in the slot, but the machine didn't start.
2. a (usually regular) position (in eg the schedule of television/radio programmes). The early-evening comedy slot.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈslotted
(with in or into) to fit (something) into a small space. He slotted the last piece of the puzzle into place; I managed to slot in my tea-break between two jobs.
slot machine
a machine, especially one containing cigarettes, sweets etc for sale, worked by putting a coin in a slot.

slot machine

آلَةُ القِمَار, جِهَازُ بَيْعِ آليّ automat, hrací automat spilleautomat, spillemaskine Spielautomat κουλοχέρης tragamonedas, tragaperras peliautomaatti, raha-automaatti machine à sous automat, automat za kockanje slot machine スロットマシン 슬롯머신, 자동 판매기 fruitautomaat, fruitmachine spilleautomat automat do gier, automat do gry máquina caça-níqueis, máquina de sumos игральный автомат, торговый автомат spelautomat เครื่องหยอดเหรียญสำหรับเล่นการพนัน, เครื่องหยอดเหรียญสำหรับเล่นพนัน jetonlu makine, slot makinesi máy đánh bạc điện tử, máy dùng đồng xu 水果赌博机, 老虎机
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