Pachinko definition

pə-chĭngkō
A Japanese gambling game played on a vertical pinball machine.
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A Japanese gambling game played on a device like a vertical pinball machine.
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A mechanical ball-dropping game similar to pinball, popular in Japan.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pachinko
Plural:
pachinkos

Origin of pachinko

  • Japanese

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary