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English definition of “one-armed bandit”

one-armed bandit

noun [C]   /ˌwʌn.ɑːmdˈbæn.dɪt/ US  /-ɑːrmd-/ UK informal
a type of slot machine with a large metal pole on the side that you pull to make it workGambling and bookmakingTaking risks
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