pinball machine

pinball machine
noun Date: 1936 an amusement device in which a ball propelled by a plunger scores points as it rolls down a slanting surface among pins and targets — called also pinball game

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pinball machine — pinball machines N COUNT A pinball machine is a games machine on which pinball is played. It consists of a sloping table with objects that a ball hits as it rolls down …   English dictionary

  • pinball machine — ☆ pinball machine [pin′bôl΄ ] n. a device, used for entertainment or gambling, having an inclined board containing a number of pins, springs, holes, etc. variously marked with scores that are automatically recorded as a ball, released by the… …   English World dictionary

  • pinball machine — noun game equipment on which pinball is played in Britain they call a pinball machine a pin table • Syn: ↑pin table • Hypernyms: ↑game equipment * * * noun or pinball game : an amuseme …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinball machine — n. (BE also has pintable) to play; tilt a pinball machine * * * tilt a pinball machine (BE also has pintable) to play …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pinball machine — the tablelike, usually coin operated machine on which pinball is played. [1935 40] * * * ▪ game also called  Pinball Game,         earliest of the coin activated popular electromechanical games, usually found in candy stores, pool halls, drinking …   Universalium

  • pinball machine — coin operated game machine with an inclined board having pins and holes for scoring …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Vegas (pinball machine) — The Vegas is a Gottlieb pinball machine with a card game theme. It first appeared in July 1990. About 1500 were manfactured.Several strategies allow players to win a free game: *Reaching the replay score determined by the machine (1 credit).… …   Wikipedia

  • Pinball 2000 — is the last pinball hardware and software platform developed by major pinball manufacturer Williams, and was used in the machines Revenge From Mars (under the brand name Bally) and Star Wars Episode I (under the brand name Williams) before… …   Wikipedia

  • Pinball Number Count — is a collective title referring to 11 one minute animated segments on the popular PBS children s series Sesame Street that teach children to count to 12 by following the journey of a pinball through a rather fanciful pinball machine. These… …   Wikipedia

  • Pinball — covered case called a pinball machine. The primary objective of the game is to score as many points as possible. Secondary objectives are to maximize the time spent playing (by earning extra balls and keeping the ball in play as long as possible) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”