bank machine


: a computerized electronic machine that performs basic banking functions : atm
Plus she needed to pay a visit to the bank machine and there were a few other odds-and-ends she wanted to pick up.Diane Shoemperlen

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web According to police, Blowe and an accomplice abducted a man and forced him to withdraw money from a bank machine in the summer of 2016. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2022 Romona Poole said that in addition to getting the lottery cards, her father also withdrew $200 from a bank machine. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2020 The Golden State Warriors, meanwhile, who for several seasons seemed built on happiness, are a sad and broken team, wrecked by injuries and defections, playing in a shiny arena with the soul of a bank machine. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 26 Nov. 2019 Two men, faces covered, approached the bank machine around 3:15 a.m., according to the surveillance video. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, 4 June 2019 The ATMs are not your traditional bank machine that allows users to take cash out of checking or savings accounts. Phillip Molnar,, 16 Jan. 2018 Cash is in short supply, so bank machines have huge line-ups. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bank machine was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Bank machine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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