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pinball

a. a game in which the player shoots a small ball through several hazards on a table, electrically operated machine, etc.
b. (as modifier): a pinball machine
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operating 15 pinball machines in his gameroom -- and knowing what to do when they go on the fritz.
When the owners first toured the space, which is next door to The Shakedown, and saw the narrow room upstairs they thought it would be perfect for more pinball machines and a permanent home for the Bellingham Pinball Collective, Seevers said.
8220;Most adults remember the time when they incessantly fed quarters into an arcade, jukebox or pinball machine as a kid,” said Becky Cheaney, Curator of Replay Museum.
At first, the stand-up video games crowded the pinball machines out of arcades.
The Martins continue to buy the newest pinball machines on the commercial market and just installed a state-of-the-art Star Trek game.
It started when a friend put some pinball machines into the lobby of Boutin's photo studio.
In addition to pachinko pinball machines sales, weak toy sales weighed on the company's earnings.
Today, only Stern remains and produces a limited number of pinball machines each year.
Each innovation--from silent movies to pinball machines, comic books, and video games--aroused fears for children's innocence, but conservatives' devotion to the free market and liberals' rejection of censorship undercut efforts at effective regulation.
1942: A Bronx magistrate ruled that pinball machines were illegal.
As with so many once--verboten activities, things have changed, and pinball machines are now in many homes' recreation room or den, while their owners rail about how video games are corrupting their offspring.
He also outfitted his office with a pair of vintage Bally pinball machines, the better to entice workers to take the unprecedented step of actually dropping by the CEO's office for a casual visit.