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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In all 28, parking meters will start running at 8 a.m., an hour earlier. Sharon Coolidge,, "Park your car in Cincinnati? It's going to cost you (a lot) more.," 3 July 2018 As part of its proposal to the village board, the commission is recommending to add parking meters and pay-by-plate technology on Madison Street. Steve Schering,, "'There’s got to be measurable goals': Oak Park transportation commission seeks task force to monitor parking pilot," 1 May 2018 Oseguera notably found a spike in citations issued in late 2016 and early 2017 caused by malfunctioning sensors on parking meters. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "That parking ticket you got in downtown Sacramento? It may have been the meter's fault | The Sacramento Bee," 27 Apr. 2018 Twenty-three smart parking meters were set to go live Monday along Atlantic Avenue, the main drag in Delray’s main restaurant district, from Swinton Avenue to the Intracoastal bridge and some side streets. Marci Shatzman,, "In downtown Delray Beach? Get ready to feed the parking meters," 25 June 2018 Thousands of viewers are expected, and municipal parking meters won't be enforced after 5 p.m. Monday. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Summer is here: GM River Days in Detroit," 23 June 2018 About 35 parking meters are being installed on Melilli Plaza, Court Street and deKoven Drive. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "Downtown Middletown Traffic Changes Coming With Parking Additions," 26 Apr. 2018 In August, Cincinnati's parking meter rates will go up for the third time in three years. Sharon Coolidge,, "Is parking going to get more difficult in OTR?," 11 July 2018 Levey bribed Portland's former parking manager Ellis McCoy for 10 years in exchange for multimillion-dollar contracts for his company's smart parking meters. Maxine Bernstein,, "Judge reduces supervised release for Florida man who bribed former Portland parking manager," 23 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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