- a business machine that indicates to customers the amounts of individual sales, has a money drawer from which to make change, records and totals receipts, and may automatically calculate the change due.
Origin of cash register
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
Also called sales register.
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Examples from the Web for cash register
She should get away from her seat at that cash-register, and return to the open air.
She struggled to her feet and started for the cash-register.
Hurstwood listened to the cash-register ring, and watched the trade for a while.Sister Carrie
Much silver goeth by the till the cash-register knoweth not of.The Complete Cynic
Henceforward he must count his success upon a cash-register.Queed
Henry Sydnor Harrison
- a till with a keyboard that operates a mechanism for displaying and adding the amounts of cash received in individual sales
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