vending machine


Definition of vending machine

: a coin-operated machine for selling merchandise

Examples of vending machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The soup is both ordered (from a vending machine near the entrance) and delivered (minutes later) with little fanfare. Katherine Lagrave, Bon Appétit, "An Okinawa Childhood Spent With a Snorkel and Bowls of Soba," 6 Nov. 2019 Property damage: North Court Street A vending machine was reported tampered with by an unknown person and by unknown means at 3:29 p.m. Oct. 25. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Two juveniles found lighting a fire in the woods: Medina Police Blotter," 28 Oct. 2019 Fastenal now expects to sign customers up for about 22,000 vending machines in 2019, down from its previous goal of 23,000 to 25,000. Washington Post, "Manufacturing Soft Landing? Dare to Dream," 11 Oct. 2019 The company is now testing out a vending machine for their products, installing them in places like LaGuardia Airport and Mall of America. CBS News, "Experimental Texas store uses hidden cameras to track shoppers' movements," 22 Aug. 2019 See above for some of Exotic Pop's offerings and Travis Scott's $50,000 custom vending machine. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston's Exotic Pop sources rare sodas, builds $50,000 snack machines for celebs like Travis Scott," 8 July 2019 The company earlier this summer sent its first fully stocked vending machine to a liquor store in Fargo, N.D., CEO and co-founder John Ramsay said. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "CBD vending machines: Lakewood company hopes to utilize point-of-sale systems to drive revenue," 22 Aug. 2019 Then with no warning, some began overturning trash cans, vending machines and carts, using them to build makeshift barricades in anticipation of a confrontation with police. NBC News, "Hong Kong protest suddenly turns chaotic," 21 Aug. 2019 Other tips: Load or buy your SmarTrip cards in advance to avoid long lines at fare vending machines. Washington Post, "Here’s how to navigate the July 4th festivities— and protests," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of vending machine

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vending machine was circa 1895

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English Language Learners Definition of vending machine

: a machine that you put money into in order to buy food, drinks, cigarettes, etc.

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Kids Definition of vending machine

: a machine for selling merchandise operated by putting money into a slot

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