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Bagatelle vs. Pinball

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Bagatellenoun

A trifle; an insubstantial thing.

Pinballnoun

(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.

Bagatellenoun

A short piece of literature or of instrumental music, typically light or playful in character.

Pinballnoun

The ball used in pinball.

Bagatellenoun

A game similar to billiards played on an oblong table with pockets or arches at one end only.

Pinballnoun

A situation where a ball is frantically kicked between many players.

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Bagatellenoun

Any of several smaller, wooden table top games developed from the original bagatelle in which the pockets are made of pins; also called pin bagatelle, hit-a-pin bagatelle, jaw ball.

Pinballverb

(intransitive) To dart about rapidly.

Bagatelleverb

To meander or move around, in a manner similar to the ball in the game of bagatelle.

Pinballnoun

a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets

Bagatelleverb

To bagatellize; to regard as a bagatelle.

Pinball

Pinball is an arcade entertainment machine in which a ball careens around the machine's interior, hitting various lights, bumpers, ramps, and other targets depending on its design. The game's object is to score as many points as possible by hitting these targets and making various shots with flippers before the ball is lost, either through gutters at the sides of the machine or through the lower center space, usually between the flippers.

‘drain’;

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Bagatellenoun

A trifle; a thing of no importance.

‘Rich trifles, serious bagatelles.’;

Bagatellenoun

A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by a rod held in the hand of the player.

Bagatellenoun

a light piece of music for piano

Bagatellenoun

something of little value or significance

Bagatellenoun

a table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if the pegs are knocked over

Bagatelle

Bagatelle (from the Château de Bagatelle) is a billiards-derived indoor table game, the object of which is to get a number of balls (set at nine in the 19th century) past wooden pins (which act as obstacles) into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if the pegs are knocked over. It probably developed from the table made with raised sides for trou madame, which was also played with ivory balls and continued to be popular into the later 19th century, after which it developed into bar billiards, with influences from the French/Belgian game billard russe (with supposed Russian origins).

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