Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A device locked to the wheel of a parked vehicle to keep it from being driven, used especially to force payment of fines for unpaid parking tickets.

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  • noun North America A device locked into place over the wheel of a road vehicle, immobilizing it.

Etymologies

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

[After Denver, one of the first cities to use it.]

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