prepayment meter

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prepayment meter

A coin-operated water or gas meter; dispenses a fixed quantity of fluid after the money is inserted.
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The City wishes to provide more payment options for parking patrons, including the use of a credit card in lieu of the coin meter at on-street and lot metered spaces.
Magistrates have already given her a community order for burgling her aunt's home, taking a TV set and coin meter, on the same day as the robbery.
Customers are given a coin meter hooked up to their TV.
A CAREER as a telesales and customer service agent at Buy As You View, a coin meter retailer of electrical and household goods, involves dealing with customers on a daily basis to help with enquiries as well as offering the opportunity to purchase additional products for their homes.
Buy As You View is a retailer of electrical goods and home furnishings which customers buy through a coin meter repayment facility in the home.
I can even remember, though distantly, when our electricity in Wolverhampton still ran off a coin meter in the pantry, and the plunge into darkness, followed by the night prowl and the sprained ankle, were an almost daily occurrence.
So, from their small shop in Mount Vernon, the Garfunkels worked out the mechanics of attaching a coin meter to washing machines, and enabling them to vend a full wash cycle.
Mr Rees told me when there was a coin meter and they had to feed it with sufficient pennies to last the 24-hour period, which, during stormy weather, with seas crashing over the Mole, was a particularly hazardous task.
Incredibly the lighthouse, built in 1860, had previously run on a coin meter placed at the foot of the tower.
Buy As You View is one of the UK's leading coin meter retailers of electrical and household goods.
There is now a coin meter for electricity and wallpaper peeling off the walls, which are damp.
Mrs I West, from West Sussex, had her coin meter changed nearly a year ago and the gasman couldn't take the old one away because "it wasn't his job".