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slot machine

a gambling machine operated by inserting coins into a slot and pulling a handle that activates a set of spinning symbols on wheels, the final alignment of which determines the payoff that is released into a receptacle at the bottom.
any machine operated by inserting coins into a slot, as a vending machine.
Origin of slot machine
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Examine one slot machine's circuit board and the results of the examination.
British Dictionary definitions for slot machine

slot machine

a machine, esp one for selling small articles or for gambling, activated by placing a coin or metal disc in a slot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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