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 Scroll through the slideshow above for everything from Post Office to parking meter info. Priscilla Aguirre,, "What's open and closed Christmas week in San Antonio," 23 Dec. 2020 Coral and Shaker Square still use the Downtown Cleveland Alliance Ambassadors, prompting a question from Diane Pride-Mays with the Larchmere Community Association about whether parking meter ticketing is still suspended. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Shaker Square owner offers pandemic update, including new restaurant in Fire space," 28 Sep. 2020 Each pause to catch your breath finds glorious vistas of the bay, quirky art installations like a purple parking meter with no parking space, and beautiful flowers, birds and butterflies. Heather Knight,, "Climbing S.F.’s beloved staircases with a guide who’s vowed to conquer them all," 22 Sep. 2020 Mayor Greg Ballard signed the 50-year parking meter contract in November 2010. Ethan May, The Indianapolis Star, "Some businesses loved Mass Ave's street closures. But they can't be permanent. Here's why.," 21 Sep. 2020 Another example is using an App Clip to pay for a parking meter or rent a scooter. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, "Apple's iOS and iPadOS 14 Have Dropped. Here's What’s New," 16 Sep. 2020 The Madison Avenue establishment is interested in transforming three parking meter spots contiguous to LBM’s adjacent three-table Lark Street patio seating area into a parklet that will accommodate a half dozen four-top tables. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood City Council declines to pay for restaurant parklet barrier purchase," 21 Aug. 2020 This includes paying for barrier rentals and any applicable parking meter costs. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Metro says restaurants can expand to on-street dining to help survive pandemic," 5 Aug. 2020 Imagine going to a Rockies game at Coors Field and leaving before your two-hour parking meter runs out. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Remembering the shortest 9-inning game in Coors Field history," 1 July 2020

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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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10 Jan 2021

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“Parking meter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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parking meter


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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