[ koin-op-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˈkɔɪnˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd /
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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Origin of coin-operated
First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for coin-operated
Americans want to do something about this coin-operated government.
A busted-but-playable, coin-operated pool table that no longer accepts any coins.Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia|Jeff Campagna|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST