Definition of parking meter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parking meter

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːkɪŋ miːtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrkɪŋ miːtər//
 
(also meter) Controlling traffic
 
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a machine beside the road that you put money into when you park your car next to it See related entries: Controlling traffic
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parking meter