from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small, rudimentary movie theater that charged five cents for admission, popular in North America from about 1905 to 1915.
  • n. A coin-operated player piano, often elaborated with percussion, banjos, bells, whistles, and other musical instruments and noise-makers.
  • n. An American jukebox operated by nickels.


From nickel, the United States five-cent coin, and odeon, which is the Greek word for a theatre. (Wiktionary)



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