coin-operated

[ koin-op-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˈkɔɪnˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd /

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.

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Origin of coin-operated

First recorded in 1955–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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