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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A coin-operated device that registers the amount of time purchased for the parking of a motor vehicle, at the expiration of which the driver is liable for a fine.

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  • n. A device, located by a parking space, that collects payment in exchange for the right to park a vehicle for a specified time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

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