coin-operated

adjective coin-op·er·at·ed
variants: or less commonly coin-op play \ˈkȯin-ˌäp\

Definition of coin-operated

:operated by coins inserted in a slot
  • a coin-operated laundry
  • … its arcade of coin-operated electronic amusement machines.
  • —John HerseyThe New Yorker7 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 WestfallPeople30 July 2012

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First Known Use of coin-operated

1887


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