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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An employee of a business in the 1200 block of Waukegan Road told police June 25 that someone took money from a cash register. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Police: $10,000 in mature vines cut off business' pergola," 29 June 2018 On Aug 23, Cannizzaro's office said Harton pointed a gun at a young employee at Subway on South Claiborne Avenue and stole money from the cash register. Marie Simoneaux,, "NOPD searching for parents of toddler found in Algiers," 25 May 2018 The Long Island Bar The lights over the booths are intimate and old-timey, and the decades-old bar itself—note the quadruple-paneled mirror by the cash register—is stunning. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 Like burglars who pull the fire alarm and, in the ensuing chaos, ransack the cash register, the hackers entered through a hole of their own creation. Benjamin Wofford, Vox, "The midterms are already hacked. You just don’t know it yet.," 25 Oct. 2018 Many other employees operate the cash register, which is only balanced once a day. Marie G. Mcintyre, The Seattle Times, "Manager stunned by trusty employee’s complaints," 22 Oct. 2018 The next target is an older gentleman standing in front of the cash register, sporting a gray mustache and the second-most distinctive hat to make it into a viral video this week. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "A gunman held up a butcher shop. He didn’t count on a man in a cowboy hat.," 25 Apr. 2018 Then the man allegedly went up to the cash register and demanded money. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Man tried to hold up a gas station, but one customer had a gun, Missouri sheriff says," 10 July 2018 You’re on the phone with the attorneys, and the cash register is going cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching. Popular Mechanics, "A Disabled Veteran Inspired Me To Invent the Forklift Anyone Can Drive," 29 Oct. 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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