parking meter

parking meter
noun Date: 1935 a coin-operated device which registers the purchase of parking time for a motor vehicle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • parking meter — parking meters N COUNT A parking meter is a device which you have to put money into when you park in a parking space. Syn: meter …   English dictionary

  • parking meter — ☆ parking meter n. a coin operated timing device installed near a parking space: drivers pay to park in the space for a certain length of time by inserting coins into the meter …   English World dictionary

  • parking meter — ► NOUN ▪ a machine next to a parking space in a street, into which coins are inserted to pay for parking a vehicle …   English terms dictionary

  • parking meter — parking .meter n a machine at the side of a road which you have to put money into if you park your car next to it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parking meter — parking ,meter noun count a machine in the street that you put coins into to pay for leaving your car there …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Parking meter — A traditional style parking meter A parking meter is a device used to collect money in exchange for the right to park a vehicle in a particular place for a limited amount of time. Parking meters can be used by municipalities as a tool for… …   Wikipedia

  • parking meter — noun a coin operated timer located next to a parking space; depositing money into it entitles you to park your car there for a specified length of time • Hypernyms: ↑timer * * * noun, pl ⋯ ters [count] : a machine near a parking place on the side …   Useful english dictionary

  • parking meter — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms parking meter : singular parking meter plural parking meters a machine in the street that you put coins into to pay for leaving your car there …   English dictionary

  • parking meter — stovėjimo skaitiklis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Skaitiklis automobilio stovėjimo trukmei aikštelėje matuoti. atitikmenys: angl. parking meter vok. Parkiermesser, m rus. счетчик времени стоянки автомобиля, m pranc …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • parking meter — A meter placed along the curb of a street or in a public parking place wherein coins may be inserted for the purpose of paying for parking space for a time measured and demonstrated automatically by the instrumentality. 7 Am J2d Auto § 238 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • parking meter — 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… …   Universalium

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