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Meaning of coin-operated

coin-op•er•at•ed

Pronunciation: (koin'op"u-rā"tid), [key]
— adj. Informal.
  1. activated by inserting a coin or coins into a slot: a coin-operated washing machine.
—n.
  1. a coin-operated machine.
  2. a place with such machines, esp. a self-service laundry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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