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English definition of “tombola”

tombola

noun [C]     /tɒmˈbəʊ.lə/ US  /tɑːmˈboʊ-/ UK
a game in which tickets with different numbers are bought from a spinning container and small prizes are won when the numbers on the tickets are the same as the numbers on the prizes: I won a bottle of port on the tombola at the fair.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
(Definition of tombola noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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