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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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 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

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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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