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

  • noun A money-operated machine that plays music, usually equipped with pushbuttons for the selection of particular recordings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A phonograph or compact disc player with multiple discs, requiring the insertion of coins prior to playing, and allowing the user to select the playing of any disc in its inventory. An early version was called the nickelodeon.
  • noun (Computers) a data-storage device having multiple compact discs, of which only one may be on-line at any given time, which permits the user (through computer commands) to select on-line access to any disc from its inventory, in a manner reminiscent of a musical jukebox{1}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A coin-operated machine that plays recorded music; it has push-buttons to make selections.
  • noun computing An automated carousel for the storage and retrieval of tapes, CD-ROMs, etc.
  • noun computing, by extension A software application capable of replaying tracks from a digital music collection.

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

  • noun a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin


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  • Really big, coin-operated iPods with very limited gigabytes.

    Work best in Waffle House.

    October 28, 2007

  • The newfangled jukeboxes allow you to download songs from a massive library onto the machine for an extra cost, so you aren't limited to a small number of records.

    October 28, 2007