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coin box

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noun

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

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register, till, cashbox

Nearby words

coil spring, coiled, coimbatore, coimbra, coin, coin box, coin changer, coin lesion of lungs, coin lock, coin machine, coin money

Origin of coin box

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

  • 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

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