Definition of penny arcade in English:

penny arcade


North American
  • another term for amusement arcade
    • ‘There is a Victorian market place with a Victorian penny arcade.’
    • ‘Videogames have come a long way since Pong (Atari's bare-bones version of tennis) took its place beside the pinball machine in the penny arcade.’
    • ‘The fair's historical attractions include the Aerial Glide, which was built in 1905 and initially called the Cape to Cairo Railway, and the penny arcade.’
    • ‘It was, I surmised, just old Mr Jones from the penny arcade trying to scare everybody away so he could claim the pirates' treasure hidden in the town library.’
    • ‘Located inside their penny arcade, they charged a nickel for admission and were soon operating from 8 a.m. to midnight.’