- a coin-operated player of recorded music, used in restaurants, bars, etc.: a record, disc, etc. is chosen by pushing a button
- any device for playing CDs, accessing CD-ROMs, 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 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 can take several seconds. Jukeboxes were popular when CD-ROMs and removable cartridges were widely used prior to the commercial Internet. See digital jukebox and vinyl record.