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 Surveillance footage from inside the bodega showed the other man, Austin Simon, confronting Alba behind the cash register and shoving him before the two were drawn into a fight. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 17 Apr. 2024 Open 24 hours, cars came and went throughout the day, the center was full, and cash registers at the center’s other stores kept ringing. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 16 Apr. 2024 After checking to see that the silverware and napkins were stocked, and setting up the patio furniture, a shift leader took the 28-year-old aside to show him how to operate the cash register and take orders. Judith Prieve, The Mercury News, 2 Apr. 2024 One key demonstrator for Unite Here is Jasmine Glass, who worked as a cashier for SSP for three years until getting fired in January 2024 for a shortage of cash in her cash register. Kira Caspers, The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2024 So the reading glasses weren't for reading as much as for other daily tasks, like threading a needle, quickly figuring out change at a cash register or weeding and sorting grain on a family farm. Gabrielle Emanuel, NPR, 3 Apr. 2024 The businesses donate between $125 to $300 a month to help support the cost of supplies, most within easy reach of restrooms, pinball machines or cash registers. Lisa M. Krieger, The Mercury News, 17 Mar. 2024 Cinema operators could rejoice this weekend as cash registers were ringing loudly for the first time in a long time. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 4 Mar. 2024 Investigators suspect the men robbed the bakeries’ employees at gunpoint in December and January — taking cash or the business’ cash register each time. Jakob Rodgers, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cash register was in 1879

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“Cash register.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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cash register

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

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