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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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(Games, other than specified) US and Canadian a game of chance similar to bingo
[C19: of unknown origin]
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a game of chance, adapted from lotto.
[1805–15; < French quine five (winning numbers) (« Latin quinī five each) + (lott) o]
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|Noun||1.||keno - 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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