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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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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