- 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.
Origin of coin-operated
First recorded in 1955–60
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