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fruit machine

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Definition of fruit machine in English:

noun

British
A coin-operated gaming machine that generates random combinations of symbols (typically representing fruit) on a dial, certain combinations winning varying amounts of money for the player.
Example sentences
  • On the way out it was time for traditional throwing money into the fruit machine and Debbie managed to win a couple of pounds!
  • An ordinary gambling machine, otherwise known as a fruit machine or one-armed bandit, is designed in such a way that when you put in a coin, a causal mechanism operates, and you do or do not get coins out, a pay-out.
  • Last week, our lunchtime feast included a selling handicap at Catterick and some of the other races have been equally as poor, many so bad they would barely make a betting shop punter look up from the fruit machine.

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