parking meter


: a coin-operated device which registers the purchase of parking time for a motor vehicle

Examples of parking meter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scammers sometimes put their own QR codes in places where they are commonly found, such as at parking meters stations, concert venues, parking garages, public fliers and bike share racks. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 8 Dec. 2023 The operating budget also shows that operating expenses for the parking meters have remained steady over the years. Ashley Savage, Arkansas Online, 15 May 2023 Some communities in San Diego are considering adding parking meters to free up spots. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Nov. 2023 The most significant parking meter enforcement changes in almost 70 years are coming to San Francisco this summer. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 May 2023 Between the sidewalk and the street rose regularly planted silver stalks that bifurcated into blinking parking meters. William T. Vollmann, Harper's Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 Abandoned cars are a big issue in San Diego’s more residential and suburban neighborhoods, because the lack of parking meters and no-parking zones means there is infrequent parking enforcement there. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2023 The changes have been years in the making and go hand-in-hand with Mayor Justin Bibb’s plan to replace antiquated coin-only parking meters with smart-parking technology that accepts credit card and mobile payments and can adjust rates based upon demand. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 18 Sep. 2023 For the September 10, game, parking restrictions are in place from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Peter Chakerian, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parking meter was in 1935

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“Parking meter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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