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Meaning of slot machine

slot' machine"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.
  2. any machine operated by inserting coins into a slot, as a vending machine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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