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cash register

noun
1.
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
1875-1880
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80
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  • However, Gorman set out the case of the cash register in a few words.

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  • My opportunity had plainly come for attacking the subject of the cash register.

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  • He went to the cash register and counted out the change Jerry needed.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Grumbling, George went to the cash register and changed the bill.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • There was ten dollars in the cash register in the office, for Ben Sittka.

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  • Then I glances in to see who's presidin' at the cash register.

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British Dictionary definitions for cash register

cash register

noun
1.
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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