pachinko


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pa·chin·ko

 (pə-chĭng′kō)
n.
A Japanese gambling game played on a vertical pinball machine.

[Japanese.]

pachinko

(pəˈtʃɪŋkəʊ)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) a Japanese game similar to pinball
[C20: possibly from Japanese pachin, imitative of the sound of a ball being fired by a trigger]
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Noun1.pachinko - a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board
pinball, pinball game - a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets
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