[puh-ching-koh] /pəˈtʃɪŋ koʊ/

a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical machine in which slots struck by the player’s ball release other balls that in turn are exchanged for noncash prizes.
a Japanese game similar to pinball

1953, from Japanese, “pinball machine,” also “slingshot, handgun,” from pachin, of echoic origin, + diminutive suffix -ko.


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