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penny arcade

n
chiefly US a public place with various coin-operated machines for entertainment; amusement arcade

pen′ny arcade′


n.
a gallery or area that contains coin-operated entertainment devices, orig. costing a penny a play.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.penny arcade - an arcade with coin-operated devices for entertainment
arcade - a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side
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Now a city with more dogs than children residing within its boundaries, Dunnigan portrays the post-war era of San Francisco as one of family neighborhoods full of movie theaters and penny arcades to cater to the youthful population.
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Forbes Church has been celebrating the 100th anniversary with special music, homecoming events, anniversary dinners, children's penny arcades, special cookbooks and fashions from the past.
You can't beat the British seaside - hot doughnuts, penny arcades and fish and chips wrapped in newspaper.
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