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an electronic game in which a character is moved to eat its way through a maze; also written Pac Man
Word Origin

created in 1980 as Puckman in Japan, name altered for American market
Usage Note

trademark computing

a defensive strategy used by the target of a takeover whereby the target makes a counter-bid to take over the raider firm


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