- 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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Historical Examples of coin box
And we are left in peace—now that our visitors have heard that we have a coin-box.
She counted the telegram with a sweep of her pencil and flipped the change to Connor out of the coin-box.The Garden of Eden
- the part of a coin-operated machine into which coins are placed
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