variants: or less commonly coin-op \ ˈkȯin-​ˌäp How to pronounce coin-operated (audio) \

Definition of coin-operated

: operated by coins inserted in a slot a coin-operated laundry … its arcade of coin-operated electronic amusement machines.— John Hersey, The New Yorker, 7 Sept. 1987 He then slides on shower sandals to fetch blankets from the coin-op dryer in the basement of his Manhattan apartment building.— Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, People, 30 July 2012

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First Known Use of coin-operated

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Coin-operated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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