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Definition of the noun pinball

What does pinball mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pinballs

  1. a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets
    • examples: The game of pinball involves directing a little steel ball onto ramps and into holes with a pair of flippers. | It's hard to find a totally mechanical pinball machine. These days, they're all electronic.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of pinball: pinball game
    • more generic word: game = an amusement or pastime
    • more specific word: pachinko = a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board

Alternative definition of the noun pinball


  1. [games] A game, played on a device with a sloping base, in which the player operates a spring-loaded plunger to shoot a ball, between obstacles, and attempts to hit targets and score points.
  2. The ball used in pinball.
  3. [figuratively, soccer] A situation where a ball is frantically kicked between many players.

Definition of the verb pinball

What does pinball mean as a doing word?


  1. To dart about rapidly.


  1. "Pinball" is a 1984 pinball video game developed and released by Nintendo for their Nintendo Entertainment System. It is based on a 1983 Game & Watch unit of the same name. In 1985 it reached North America as one of 18 launch titles.
    • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
    • developers: Nintendo, Nintendo Research & Development 1
    • genre: Pinball
    • publisher: Nintendo
    • released in (31 years ago)
  2. "Pinball" a.k.a. "Video Pinball" is a dedicated video game console released in 1978 as an Atari Inc. coin-op-to-standalone home console translation, by bringing the game Breakout to home players. Bumper controllers on the sides or a dial on the front were used to control the games depending on the game selected. There were three game types: Pinball, Basketball, and Breakout.
  3. "Pinball" is a Microvision video game. Pinball seems like a Block Buster hack because of the way the ball is hit with a paddle and not flippers.
    • publisher: Milton Bradley Company
    • released in (36 years ago)
  4. "Pinball" is a video game.
    • also known as Pinball Wizard
    • genre: Action game
    • publisher: Sagittarian Software
    • released in (32 years ago)
  5. "Pinball" is a video game.
    • released on (9 years ago)


  1. "Pinball" is a 2012 animated short music film written and directed by Darko Vidackovic.
  2. "Pinball" is a 2013 short film directed by Suzan Pitt.
    • released in


"Pinball" is a book by Jerzy Kosiński.


  1. Pinball is a character from Marvel Comics' original Squadron Supreme series. He is apparently a loose combination of the Penguin a frequent Batman villain from DC Comics, and Bouncing Boy.
  2. Pinball a.k.a. Joe Parker: Joe 'Pinball' Parker is a fictional character from the 1997 film Con Air.
  3. Pinball is a fictional character from the 2002 film Sweet Sixteen.
  4. Pinball is a fictional film character.


  1. "Pinball" is a musical album of Marius Neset.
  2. "Pinball" is a musical album of Brian Protheroe.
    • released in (41 years ago)
  3. "Pinball" is a composition.


Who is Pinball?

Pinball a.k.a. Pinball Clemons: Michael Lutrell "Pinball" Clemons, O.Ont is a Canadian-American Vice-Chair for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Clemons played with the Argos for twelve seasons, and twice served as their head coach. His no. 31 jersey is one of only four that have been retired by the Argos. He is one of their most famous former players and also one of the most popular professional athletes in the history of Toronto. Clemons has stated that he feels CFL football is the best football in the world. Clemons is 5 ft 6 in tall and weighs 170 pounds.


  1. Pinball is an American literary magazine based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina that publishes fiction, essays, visual art, and comics online.
  2. Pinball is a 2011 Telly Award winning ad, created by Crosby Marketing for USDA.
    • award: - Telly Award for Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable Commercial - Public Service, received by Crosby Marketing
  3. Pinball is a software.
  4. Pinball is a Pepsi television commercial.
    • award: - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial (Pepsi) nomination for BBDO New York & Partizan

Phrases with Pinball

  1. pinball game
  2. pinball machine

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pinball

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Google previewContemporary Feminist Theatres (2003)

To Each Her Own by Lizbeth Goodman

Pinball is a retelling of the biblical story of Solomon—a story of two mothers fighting for one child. In the biblical version, the 'real mother' is assumed to be the one who will not agree to settle the ...

Google previewEmotion in Games (2016)

Theory and Praxis by Kostas Karpouzis, Georgios N. Yannakakis

An active BCI pinball game was presented by [26]. Pinball is a fast-paced game with rich environment that requires very fast and precisely timed reactions. The users were able to ...

Google previewHistory and Repetition (2012)

by Kōjin Karatani

Yet pinball is a game that is engaged ...

Google previewBreakpoint (2009)

A High Risk Novel by JoAnn Ross

A pinball is a solid sphere of ...

Google previewFinite Element Simulations with ANSYS Workbench 14 (2012)

by Huei-Huang Lee

1-11 Additional Contact Settings Pinball Region The pinball is a 474 Chapter 13 Nonlinear Simulations.

Google previewThe Michigan Alumnus (1972)

" While pinball is a relaxing game for most players, some become so emotionally overwrought that they occasionally put a fist through the glass on the playing board when they miss a shot.

Google previewAmerican Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

pinball machine n. phrase. A sloping table with a mechanical ...

Google previewThe Rock & Roll Film Encyclopedia (2007)

by John Kenneth Muir

Elton John (The Pinball Wizard); Eric Clapton (The Preacher); John Entwistle (Himself); Keith Moon ( Uncle Ernie); ...

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

pinball /'pin-bail/ n [U] a game played on a machine in which the player tries to prevent a ball from rolling off the end of a sloping surface ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Football (2013)

by John Grasso

° CLEMONS, MICHAEL LUTRELL “MIKE,” "PINBALL” Cincinnati's best players have included quarterbacks Ken Anderson, Norman “Boomer” Esiason, and Carson Palmer; running backs Cedric Benson, Corey Dillon, Pete Johnson, and ...

Google previewJunior School Dictionary (2002)

by Linsay Knight, Andrew Delahunty

pinball. noun. a game played by pulling levers and pushing buttons to move a ball around a sloping board pincers plural noun 1 the claws of crabs, lobsters and some insects 2 a tool with a pair of jaws for gripping nails to pull them out of wood ...

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Quotes about Pinball

The outdoors, the beautiful environment, both in fresh and salt water. And the thing that concerns me is the amount of kids that stand on street corners, or go into pinball parlours, and call it recreation. (Rex Hunt)
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Scrabble value of P3I1N1B3A1L1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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