parking meter


Definition of parking meter

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

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The Brookville deal was funded by the city's transportation agency and parking meter revenue from the Lloyd District, Central Eastside Industrial District and Northwest Portland neighborhoods. Andrew Theen,, "Portland will buy two new streetcars for $10 million, with potential plans for more," 21 Mar. 2018 The company pays for insurance, gas and parking — with a current exception for Chicago parking meters — while consumers pay for the time the car is used. Mary Wisniewski,, "Car2Go service set for late July," 20 June 2018 Local artists beautified nearly 150 parking meters in downtown Royal Oak since its inception in 2016. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Arts Beats & Eats unveils new attractions, partnerships," 12 June 2018 Portland parking meters: Free except in Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo and Willamette Park. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Martin Luther King Jr. Day closures and events," 12 Jan. 2018 During the pilot, parking meter revenues increased by $5.7 million from 2016 in the Back Bay and $350,000 in the Seaport, the city said. Laura Crimaldi,, "Boston officials might expand parking meter rate hike program," 27 June 2018 They were also spotted getting handsy in LA while paying for a parking meter. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Kiss and Further Fuel Dating Rumors," 15 Aug. 2018 The two got pretty cozy while paying the parking meter. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne's Relationship So Far," 14 Aug. 2018 But some users are leaving them locked to street signs, poles and even parking meters. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Sacramento's new candy-red rental bikes are hot. Here's what you should know about them," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of parking meter

1935, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of parking meter

: a machine near a parking place on the side of a road that you put coins into in order to legally park there

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