Definition of coin-operated in English:


Syllabification: coin-op·er·at·ed
(also coin-op)


  • Operated by inserting coins in a slot: coin-operated telephones
    More example sentences
    • Afghanistan got its first coin-operated public telephones in 1973.
    • Until 1982 all the UK's coin-operated telephones were made in Dollis Hill.
    • You may already know that Golden Tee is a staple in sports bars, but what you probably didn't know is that Golden Tee is perhaps the most popular coin-operated video game ever.


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  • A machine that is coin-operated.

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