cash register

noun

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

Examples of cash register in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before Wednesday, the city required convenience stores to install at least two color, high-resolution surveillance cameras, one with a clear view of the cash register and the other where the faces of everyone who enters are visible. Everton Bailey Jr., Dallas News, 26 May 2021 Jackson sipped a glass of water while workers rebuilt the bowling shoe storage area by the front cash register. Freep.com, 8 May 2021 So aside from the direct cost, that’s customer-satisfaction’s opportunity cost ringing the cash register as well as rental car costs. Steve Tengler, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 One of the women who works the cash register is a local who was laid off from her job working for a Harlem day-care center. Caroline Spivack, Curbed, 7 Apr. 2021 On a sunny afternoon outside the Weed Store, a souvenir shop where visitors were lined up at the cash register with T-shirts, Cindy Stensaas, who owns the store with her husband, acknowledged that jokes about Weed can get tiresome. Thomas Fuller, Arkansas Online, 25 May 2021 On a sunny afternoon outside the Weed Store, a souvenir shop where visitors were lined up at the cash register with T-shirts, Cindy Stensaas, who owns the store with her husband, acknowledged that jokes about Weed can get tiresome. New York Times, 18 May 2021 For example, in a small drug store there are often only three people on duty – the pharmacist, the technician, and a person at the cash register. Steve Banker, Forbes, 7 May 2021 In others, a religious symbol near the cash register might hint at the owner's beliefs: a small Hindu altar, a Buddha miniature or a plaque with Islamic calligraphy. CNN, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of cash register

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cash register was in 1879

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12 Jun 2021

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“Cash register.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cash%20register. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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cash register

noun

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

cash register

noun

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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