checkout

or check-out

[ chek-out ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌaʊt /
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noun

the procedure of vacating and paying for one's quarters at a hotel.
the time before which a hotel room must be vacated if another day's charge is not to be made.
an examination of fitness for performance: The checkout of the new plane was successful.
a series of sequential actions to familiarize oneself with new equipment.
itemization and collection of amounts due for purchases: Retailers need to improve online checkout.
Also called checkout counter. a counter where customers pay for purchases: The supermarket has five checkouts.

Origin of checkout

1920–25, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check out
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checkout


n.

1944, from check (v.) + out (adv.). Originally "training given to a pilot for using a specific aircraft;" hotel sense is from 1958.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper