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pin·ball

 (pĭn′bôl′)
n.
A game played on a device in which the player operates a plunger to shoot a ball down or along a slanted surface having obstacles and targets, often equipped with flippers to keep the ball in play.

pinball

(ˈpɪnˌbɔːl)
n
(Games, other than specified)
a. a game in which the player shoots a small ball through several hazards on a table, electrically operated machine, etc
b. (as modifier): a pinball machine.

pin•ball

(ˈpɪnˌbɔl)

n.
any of various games played on a sloping table, the object usu. being to shoot a ball, driven by a spring-operated plunger, up a side passage and cause it to roll back down against pins and bumpers and through channels that flash or ring and electronically record the score.
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinball - a game played on a sloping boardpinball - a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets
game - an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
pachinko - a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board
Translations
FlipperFlipperspiel
flipperipallosingahdella
flipperspel

pinball

[ˈpɪnbɔːl] N (also pinball machine) → millón m, flíper m
to play pinballjugar al millón or al flíper

pinball

[ˈpɪnbɔːl] nflipper m
to play pinball → jouer au flipperpinball machine nflipper m

pinball

nFlipper m; to have a game of pinballFlipper spielen, flippern; pinball machineFlipper m

pinball

[ˈpɪnˌbɔːl] n (also pinball machine) → flipper m inv
References in classic literature ?
Very well, Joe,' says Aunt Dolly, and down she went to the parlor, where the minister was waiting, never stopping to change the dimity dress she wore, and was actually married with her scissors and pin-ball at her side, and her thimble on.
The pin-ball action may have been tough on the Rams, but the pressure had been mounting for some time.
Josh Gowling made an important clearance, getting in just ahead of Keates after another Hunt corner caused more problems in the box, and a second sequence of pin-ball football ended with Lewis gratefully gathering to relieve the pressure.
Falling values can cause stress between banks and their lending to each other more generally known as deleveraging, a visual pin-ball game with loans from banks to borrowers laid off with other banks so that there is a complex web with ultimately the chain of banks involved almost certainly leading to one failure simply because of excessive exposure.
The ball was flying around in their penalty area like a pin-ball machine, but every time it dropped to one of their players.
Lawrence swung the ball in, Parry swung and missed and the pin-ball cannoned off Johnson's legs and past Oakes.
1937: All the pin-ball machines, `digger' machines and similar devices in operation in Eugene must be removed by Sept.
Listen for early versions of Pin-ball Wizard', You Better You Bet, Happy Jack, Pictures Of Lily and Substitute.
We hit the post, missed a penalty and played pin-ball in their box in the last minute.
Amid pin-ball in the area, Hibbert was left to clear off the line as Fish's header threatened to thread its way into the Everton goal.
We haven't conceded direct from a free-kick or corner, but we have when the ball hasn't been cleared well and is bobbling around like a pin-ball.