swipe card

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a plastic card with magnetically encoded data that is decoded when passed through a slotted electronic reader, especially for payment or identification purposes.
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Origin of swipe card

First recorded in 1980–85

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British Dictionary definitions for swipe card

swipe card

a credit card, identity card, etc, with a magnetic strip that holds encoded information that can be electronically interpreted as it is passed through the slot of a machine designed to read it
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