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one-armed bandit

 (wŭn′ärmd′)
n.
A slot machine for gambling operated by pulling a lever on the side.

one-armed bandit

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one-arm bandit

n
(Gambling, except Cards) a fruit machine operated by pulling down a lever at one side

slot′ machine`


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.one-armed bandit - a slot machine that is used for gambling; "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"
fruit machine - a coin-operated gambling machine that produces random combinations of symbols (usually pictures of different fruits) on rotating dials; certain combinations win money for the player
coin machine, slot machine - a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slot
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one-armed bandit

nslot-machine f inv
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