one armed bandit

one-armed bandit

[wuhn-ahrmd]
noun Informal.
slot machine ( def 1 ).
Also, onearm bandit.


Origin:
1935–40, Americanism

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one-armed bandit
 
n
a fruit machine operated by pulling down a lever at one side

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