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meter maid a woman, usu. a police officer, whose job is to write tickets for parking violations.
meter-kilogram-second of, designating, or pertaining to the system of measurement in which the meter, kilogram, and second are the basic units of length, mass, and time, respectively.
parking meter a device set next to a parking space that accepts coins to pay for parking there and shows the amount of time allowed.
postage meter a machine that prints, on each piece of outgoing mail, the amount of postage paid and date shipped, and keeps a record of the number of pieces so processed.
water meter an instrument that measures the flow of water through a pipe.