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A game of chance, similar to lotto, that uses balls rather than counters.

[French quine, set of five winning numbers (from Latin quīnī, five each; see penkwe in Indo-European roots) + -o (as in lotto).]
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(ˈkiːno) ,






(Games, other than specified) US and Canadian a game of chance similar to bingo
[C19: of unknown origin]
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(ˈki noʊ)

a game of chance, adapted from lotto.
[1805–15; < French quine five (winning numbers) (« Latin quinī five each) + (lott) o]
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Noun1.keno - a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cardskeno - a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
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"Look how that's come along," said Keeno, a 62-year-old retired diver from Heswall, as he pointed to the gigantic arena that had sprung up at the Kings Dock.
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