Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words

cash register

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.
Also called sales register.
Origin of cash register
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for cash register
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Where a cash register of this type is employed every transaction must pass through its hands—or rather mechanism.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
  • My opportunity had plainly come for attacking the subject of the cash register.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • And I couldn't have went inside unless I had turned and walked back around and that's as far as I got—was the cash register.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Then I glances in to see who's presidin' at the cash register.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • The real cause of his concern being, I suspected, the infrequency with which his cash register tinkled.

    The Holes and John Smith Edward W. Ludwig
  • The counterman took the bill and walked to the cash register.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
British Dictionary definitions for cash register

cash register

a till with a keyboard that operates a mechanism for displaying and adding the amounts of cash received in individual sales
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cash register

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cash

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cash register