coin-operated

[koin-op-uh-rey-tid]

adjective Informal.

Also coin-op [koin-op] /ˈkɔɪnˌɒp/. activated by inserting a coin or coins into a slot: a coin-operated washing machine.

noun

a coin-operated machine.
a place with such machines, especially a self-service laundry.

Nearby words

  1. coin machine,
  2. coin money,
  3. coin of the realm,
  4. coin silver,
  5. coin-op,
  6. coinage,
  7. coinage bronze,
  8. coincide,
  9. coincidence,
  10. coincident

Origin of coin-operated

First recorded in 1955–60

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British Dictionary definitions for coin-op

coin-op

noun

a launderette or other service installation in which the machines are operated by the insertion of coins
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