playboard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

play +‎ board

Noun[edit]

playboard (plural playboards)

  1. The playfield of a pinball table or similar game.
    • 1969, Rufus King, Gambling and organized crime
      Nothing moves on these playboards except the ball itself which rolls down the inclined playboard by gravitational pull.
    • 1983, Heinz R. Pagels, The cosmic code: quantum physics as the language of nature
      Playing pinball requires total concentration, the right combination of skill and chance, a mastery of indeterminacy as the ball moves across the playboard and interacts with bumpers and cushions.