Also coin-op [koin-op] /ˈkɔɪnˌɒp/. activated by inserting a coin or coins into a slot: a coin-operated washing machine.
a coin-operated machine.
a place with such machines, especially a self-service laundry.
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- coin machine,
- coin money,
- coin of the realm,
- coin silver,
- coinage bronze,
Origin of coin-operated
First recorded in 1955–60
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a launderette or other service installation in which the machines are operated by the insertion of coins
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