- a coin-operated player for records, discs, etc., used in restaurants, bars, etc.: a record, disc, etc. is chosen by pushing a button
- any device for playing CD's, accessing CD-ROM's, etc. in which one of several discs may be selected for use
Origin of jukeboxGullah juke, wicked, disorderly (as in juke-house, house of prostitution), of West African origin, originally
jukebox - Computer Definition
A storage device for multiple sets of CD-ROMs, DVDs, tape cartridges or disk modules. Using carousels, robot arms and other methods, a jukebox physically moves the storage medium from its assigned location to an optical or magnetic station for reading and writing. Access between modules usually takes several seconds. See digital jukebox.