Definitions for one-armed bandit
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Common Vocabulary, Games
Ref: slot machine (def. 1). 1
Origin of one-armed bandit:
slot, one-armed bandit(noun)
a slot machine that is used for gambling
"they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"
A gaming machine having a long handle (the u201Carmu201D referred to in the name) at one side that one pulls down to make reels spin; the player wins money or tokens when certain combinations of symbols line up on these reels.
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