Definition of Penny arcade

1. Noun. An arcade with coin-operated devices for entertainment.

Generic synonyms: Arcade



Definition of Penny arcade

1. Noun. A venue for coin-operated devices, most notably during the 1930s. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penny Arcade

pennorths
penny-a-liner
penny-a-liners
penny-ante
penny-pinch
penny-pincher
penny-pinching
penny-pinchings
penny-wise
penny-wise and pound-foolish
penny ante
penny ante poker
penny arcade (current term)
penny arcades
penny bank
penny chew
penny chews
penny dreadful
penny dreadfuls
penny for them
penny for your thoughts
penny in the fusebox
penny pincher
penny pinchers

Literary usage of Penny arcade

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1. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1917)
"OPERATOR OF penny arcade. ... The court construed the words "dealer" as including one who operated a "penny arcade" where machines exhibiting pictures to a ..."

2. Library Ideals by Henry Eduard Legler (1918)
"Would the critics prefer to have the children glue their faces to the glass in the vulgar and suggestive shows of the penny arcade? The craving for novelty ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"penny arcade A "penny arcade" le a place where a number of machines are kept for profit, each of which, by a mechanical arrangement, exhibits pictures to a ..."

4. The Code of Alabama: Adopted by Act of the Legislature of Alabama; Approved by Alabama, James Jefferson Mayfield (1907)
"Where several such slot machines are run or operated as a "penny arcade" or like place of amusement, the total license on all machines so run or operated in ..."

5. Famous Leaders of Industry: The Life Stories of Boys who Have Succeeded by Edwin Wildman, Trentwell Mason White, Harry Irving Shumway (1920)
"So he got a man named Marcus Loew, also a furrier, whom he knew pretty well, to go partners with him in a penny-arcade business. Starting with nine in New ..."

6. San Francisco-Oakland Directory (1907)
"... tel Park 1177 and 1069 Brdy, Oak Nickelodeon and penny arcade, 472 7th, Oak, ... 10th av & Fulton, SF, tel Pacific 301 penny arcade, 1326 Fillmore, SF, ..."

7. Revenue Code of the State of Alabama, 1911. Pub. by the Auditor by Alabama (1911)
"Where several such slot machines are run or operated as a "penny arcade" or like place of amusement, the total license on all machines so run or operated in ..."

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