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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Certainly the dearth of pay increases — which had forced some of Barnette’s colleagues to flee to neighboring states and others to take a second job such as working the cash register at Hardee’s — was a factor. Will Bunch,, "Will a woman-powered, #MeToo labor movement save America's middle class? | Will Bunch," 8 Mar. 2018 Biscoe, Harper and the 4-year-old daughter can be seen standing near the cash register in the front of the store. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Phoenix police release footage of family in dollar store preceding incident seen in viral video," 18 June 2019 On Saturday, June 15, Targets across the country were drawn to a halt after cash registers unexpectedly shut down for two hours. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Target Cash Registers Were Down Nationwide This Weekend, and People Were Not Having It," 17 June 2019 And at checkout, cashiers hurry shoppers away, expecting them to bag their own groceries in a separate location away from the cash register. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Aldi moves into Walmart's backyard," 8 June 2019 Park Ridge Trading Company: Julia Sanger and her mother Donna Sanger, who owns the shop Park Ridge Trading Company on Main Street, returned from their escort with the store's cash register, kitchen linens and a few electronics in hand. Brian Compere,, "After second devastating flood in two years, what are Ellicott City business owners planning now?," 29 May 2018 Spencer held two employees at gunpoint while Farah took money from the cash register. Molly Korzenowski, Twin Cities, "St. Paul, Maplewood men convicted for armed robbery of Minneapolis store," 18 June 2019 Sunday's issue came a day after the company's cash registers suffered a two-hour systems outage. Rob Mclean, CNN, "Target's lousy weekend: Store has more technical problems it says were unrelated to Saturday's," 16 June 2019 Property was stolen from a cash register at a golf facility entered by force. Lisa M. Bolton, Washington Post, "Prince William County," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of cash register

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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