cash register


Definition of cash register 

: a business machine that usually has a money drawer, indicates the amount of each sale, and records the amount of money received

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One theory is that odd prices required store clerks to make change, which meant opening the cash register and recording the sale — rather than pocketing the cash. Adam Snitzer, miamiherald, "Why 9 is my favorite number," 12 July 2018 Orders are placed at the cash register up front, then brought to you. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Filipino Specialty Best Paired With a Brew in the East Village," 5 July 2018 There's a lot more at stake for consumers than price inflation at the cash register, Gapen says. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Trade Wars: What 401(k) investors, consumers need to know," 19 June 2018 One of the men pulled out a gun and took all of the money out of the cash register, court records show. Dave Altimari,, "Griswold Murder Suspect Makes Brief Court Appearance on Other Charges," 8 June 2018 One man held a gun and another went to the cash register, while a third pushed a customer to the floor and robbed him. Cathy Locke, sacbee, "Was anyone arrested for the 1980s slaying of North Sacramento market owner? | The Sacramento Bee," 28 Feb. 2018 The woman ran into a back room while the two men hopped over the counter and stole money from the cash register, the surveillance video shows. Courtney Astolfi,, "Surveillance images show duo sought in Cleveland armed robbery at Subway," 19 Feb. 2018 Tommy Hilfiger, the clothing brand, wanted to accelerate the months-long cycle of fashion show to cash register. Joseph N. Distefano,, "Philly app maker Slyce turns high-fashion catwalks into smartphone cash registers," 4 July 2018 Each restaurant features an old cash register from his wife's side of the family, who owned general stores in the area. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Alumni Club in Menomonee Falls nears completion," 19 June 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cash register

: a machine used in a store, restaurant, etc., that calculates the amount of cash due for a sale and has a drawer for holding money

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Kids Definition of cash register

: a machine used in a business to calculate the amount of cash due for a sale and having a drawer to hold money

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