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card reader

noun
  1. a device, no longer widely used, for reading information on a punched card and transferring it to a computerCompare card punch
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  • "The lady has restored peace to my spirit," he said, offering her his hand across the table and pressing that of the card-reader.

    Brazilian Tales

    Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis