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coin box

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noun
  1. a locked container or receptacle for holding coins deposited in a pay telephone, pinball machine, turnstile, or other coin-operated machine.

Origin of coin box

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for coin box

Historical Examples

  • And we are left in peace—now that our visitors have heard that we have a coin-box.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, April 21, 1920

    Various

  • She counted the telegram with a sweep of her pencil and flipped the change to Connor out of the coin-box.


British Dictionary definitions for coin box

coin box

noun
  1. the part of a coin-operated machine into which coins are placed
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