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ar•cade



Pronunciation: (är-kād'), [key]
n., v., -cad•ed, -cad•ing.


n.
1. Archit.
a. a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
b. an arched, roofed-in gallery. Cf. colonnade.
2. an arched or covered passageway, usually with shops on each side.
3. an establishment, public area, etc., containing games of a mechanical and electronic type, as pinball and video games, that can be played by a customer for a fee.
4. an ornamental carving, as on a piece of furniture, in the form of a row of arches.

v.t.
to provide with an arcade.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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