[nik-uh-loh-dee-uh n] /ˌnɪk əˈloʊ di ən/
an early motion-picture theater where a film or a variety show could be seen, usually for the admission price of a .
an early jukebox that was operated by inserting nickels.
an early form of jukebox
(formerly) a cinema charging five cents for admission
(formerly) a Pianola, esp one operated by inserting a five-cent piece
1888, “motion picture theater,” from nickel “five-cent coin” (the cost to view one) + -odeon, as in Melodeon (1840) “music hall,” ultimately from Greek oideion “building for musical performances” (see odeon). Meaning “nickel jukebox” is first attested 1938.
[nik-uh-luh s] /ˈnɪk ə ləs/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing bivalent . /ˈnɪkələs/ adjective 1. of or containing nickel, esp in the divalent state
noun, Chemistry. 1. a green, water-insoluble powder, NiO, used chiefly in the manufacture of nickel salts and in green pigments for ceramic paints.
[nik-uh l-pleyt] /ˈnɪk əlˈpleɪt/ verb (used with object), nickel-plated, nickel-plating. 1. to coat with nickel by electroplating or other process. noun 1. a thin coating of nickel deposited on the surface of a piece of metal, as by electroplating. noun 1. a thin layer of nickel deposited on a surface, usually by electrolysis
- Nickels and dimes
noun phrase Very small amounts of money; peanuts: We can get the improved roads for nickels and dimes (1893+)