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[koin-op-uh-rey-tid] /ˈkɔɪnˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd/
adjective, Informal.
Also, coin-op
[koin-op] /ˈkɔɪnˌɒp/ (Show IPA)
. activated by inserting a coin or coins into a slot:
a coin-operated washing machine.
a coin-operated machine.
a place with such machines, especially a self-service laundry.
Origin of coin-operated
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for coin-operated
  • The company had only recently turned its attention to the burgeoning field of coin-operated arcade games.
  • Kilmer is seen making slugs out of frozen nitrogen for use in the dormitory's coin-operated snack machines.
  • Not to mention the coin-operated laundry on the corner, the hotel on the next block and the railroad station across town.
  • At coin-operated phones, insert your coins before dialing.
  • Facility amenities include free morning coffee, coin-operated guest laundry and an outdoor pool with a patio seating area.
  • Amenities include an outdoor pool with patio seating area, fitness room and coin-operated guest laundry room.
  • There is an on-site fitness room, coin-operated laundry center and an indoor swimming pool.
  • There is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and coin-operated laundry facilities on the premises.
  • Other amenities include a coin-operated guest laundry and outdoor picnic space and grocery shopping.
  • The park's showers are coin-operated, so guests should carry quarters to use the facility.

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