: a self-service laundry where the machines are operated by coins

Examples of coin-op in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In August 1972, a little startup called Atari put a prototype coin-op video game, Pong, in a bar in Sunnyvale, Calif. IEEE Spectrum, 29 Dec. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coin-op was in 1960

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“Coin-op.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coin-op. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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