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 Saucey’s floor includes another cash register, which again leads to a website where visitors can shop, in this case for non-cannabis merchandise such as grinders. Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, 2 June 2022 Negotiations between Black and Latino aldermen over redrawing Chicago’s ward boundaries have resulted in more performative name-calling than compromises, but the city’s cash register keeps ringing for private specialists hired by each side. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 22 Mar. 2022 Houston police have released video of an incident in which a suspect shot a store clerk in the face before trying to steal from the store’s cash register. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 10 Dec. 2021 While going through the remnants of rubble inside, the couple unearthed a cash register from the 1800s that now sits in the shop atop a custom countertop built by Christopher Ripstein. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 Some of them also took money out of the cash register, according to the NYPD. Paul Best, Fox News, 28 Apr. 2022 Penelope opened up her blue and green toy cash register to exchange dollar bills with her neighbors as both businesses closed a successful day. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2022 Nothing was stolen from the shop; the business is cashless and does not have a cash register. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, 3 Feb. 2022 The two robbers forced the two employees into a back room at gunpoint, then stole money from a cash register and the employees’ keys and cellphones. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 3 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

30 Jul 2022

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“Cash register.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cash%20register. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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