parking meter

noun

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 The bureau is seeking those fees in part to replace parking meter revenue lost during the pandemic, including some spaces now home to tables and chairs. oregonlive, 15 Mar. 2022 The former allows parking enforcement at the stations similar to that of a parking meter violation for those violators parking but not charging vehicles. John Benson, cleveland, 2 Mar. 2022 Indianapolis officials voted in 2010 to lease its parking meter operations to ParkIndy an enact a 50-year profit-sharing agreement. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Mar. 2022 In addition, parking management staff estimate that the program’s parklets have resulted in the city losing up to $420,000 in gross parking meter revenue from July 1 2020 to Jan. 1, 2022. Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Feb. 2022 The Portland City Council on Wednesday will consider more than doubling parking meter fees near Providence Park on Timbers and Thorns game days, from $1.60 to $4 per hour. oregonlive, 17 Jan. 2022 The only difference will be an annual fee equivalent to the parking meter revenue the parking space would get. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Dec. 2021 Two men were injured Saturday afternoon when they were struck by debris from the crash of a car that jumped a downtown sidewalk and slammed into a light pole and parking meter, according to San Diego police. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Dec. 2021 The first parking meter in America was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935, and the concept quickly spread throughout the country. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of parking meter

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Parking meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parking%20meter. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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