parking meter


Definition of 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 Wesley Skogan, a professor emeritus at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, mused about the placement of parking meters throughout the city. Haru Coryne, ProPublica, "How People Are Using Our Chicago Parking Ticket Data in Their Research," 29 Nov. 2019 Portland parking meters are free Thursday, but meters payment is enforced in Washington Park and at the Oregon Zoo. oregonlive, "Thanksgiving Day in Oregon: What’s open, what’s closed," 26 Nov. 2019 In other news from past summers, bugs, hogs, parking meters, dust, flies, and manure have made historic appearances in the city and caused quite a ruckus. Kevin Dayhoff,, "Dayhoff: ‘Westminster and The Recreation Problem’ a recurring theme addressed by local newspapers," 12 July 2019 Portland parking meters: Free, but meters enforced in Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo and Willamette Park in Southwest Portland., "What’s open, what’s closed, for July 4th in the Portland area," 3 July 2019 The particulars vary, but drivers often recount having received a ticket for an expired meter, despite paying for time with the Parkmobile app, which became a payment option for many of the city's parking meters in 2015. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Royal Oak parking app stirs debate over tickets: User error — or technical glitch?," 24 Oct. 2019 Rates at parking meters along the Mall and a boating center in Washington may increase under a proposal by the National Park Service. Washington Post, "Parking-meter prices may rise along the Mall," 4 Oct. 2019 Parks where there once were paint lines and parking meters. Wired, "Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles," 9 Sep. 2019 One Wesson staffer, who happened to be Gabay’s brother-in-law, worked on a plan to tap the city’s parking meter funds — an idea that was later abandoned. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, "A project could bring South L.A. hundreds of new homes. But critics fear rising rents," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of parking meter

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parking meter was in 1935

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6 Dec 2019

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“Parking meter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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