a mechanical device for registering and collecting payment for the length of time that a vehicle occupies a parking space, consisting typically of a timer, actuated by a coin that a driver deposits upon parking, set in a headpiece mounted on a pole.
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Origin of parking meter
First recorded in 1930–35
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We all know Rudy can cudgel people—whether mob bosses, bad cops, parking-meter violators, or even his own supporters.Giuliani Tests the Waters in New Hampshire
July 14, 2011
a timing device, usually coin-operated, that indicates how long a vehicle may be left parked
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