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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.
Origin of parking meter
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for parking meter
  • 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.
  • In short supply on the peninsula, free parking is available on-site, or the hotel will feed your parking meter.
  • parking meter regulations are also suspended on major legal holidays.
  • Electric cars parked at a parking meter will not be exempt from the current parking meter restrictions.
  • Parking permits are purchased to reserve a parking meter for an entire day.
  • No longer will you have to hunt for the right change or stand in line at the parking meter.
British Dictionary definitions for parking meter

parking meter

a timing device, usually coin-operated, that indicates how long a vehicle may be left parked
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