automatic machine

noun

Definition of automatic machine

: a machine or machine tool (such as a spinning machine or lathe) that after once being set operates automatically except for applying the power, lubricating, supplying material, and shutting off the power

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First Known Use of automatic machine

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Automatic machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automatic%20machine. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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