nickelodeon


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nickelodeon \nick`el*o"de*on\, n. [Nickel + odeon.]
   1. A place of entertainment, as for moving picture
      exhibition, charging a fee or admission price of five
      cents. [U. S.]
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   2. An early version of a jukebox that was operated by
      insertion of a nickel[2].
      [PJC]

   3. (capitalized) The name of a Cable Television channel,
      specializing in programs for children. [Trademark]
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jukebox \Juke"box\, n.
   1. 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.
      [PJC]

   2. (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].
      [PJC]
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