pachinko

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English[edit]

Modern pachinko machines
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: pə-chĭng'kō, IPA(key): /pəˈtʃɪŋkəʊ/

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese パチンコ (pachinko), from pachin onomatopoiec sound + ko diminutive

Noun[edit]

pachinko (plural pachinkos)

  1. A mechanical ball-dropping game similar to pinball, popular in Japan.
    • 2012 October 25, John Branch, “Snow Fall : The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, New York Time:
      Snow filled her mouth. She caromed off things she never saw, tumbling through a cluttered canyon like a steel marble falling through pins in a pachinko machine.

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