parking meter

a mechanical device for registering and collecting payment for the length of time that a vehicle occupies a parking space, consisting typically of a timer, actuated by a coin that a driver deposits upon parking, set in a headpiece mounted on a pole.

1930–35 Unabridged
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parking meter
a timing device, usually coin-operated, that indicates how long a vehicle may be left parked

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Example sentences
What piffle trading is no more stressful than other jobs such as parking meter
  attending or being a politician.
And stop to admire a bicycle chained to a parking meter.
If you only intend to stay in the city for a few hours, consider parking near a
  parking meter.
The only ticket you've ever gotten was for an expired parking meter.
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