vending machine

noun

Definition of vending machine

: a coin-operated machine for selling merchandise

Examples of vending machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just a massive vending machine scenario, offering customers a great wall of a la carte options most folks could afford. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 2 Apr. 2022 Title 1 federal funding covered the vending machine cost. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 4 Feb. 2022 Quarter-negative businesses, meanwhile, often have nurtured alliances with coin-positive peers, such as car washes and vending machine operators. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2021 Of interest: Buy gold tokens to use on a champagne vending machine. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Feb. 2022 Behind her, two coyotes are perched inside a cherry red convertible, and a vintage Pepsi vending machine peeks out from the background. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 8 Sep. 2021 There is no secret button on my head that turns me into a blow job vending machine, so stop pressing. Hayley Macmillen, refinery29.com, 1 Sep. 2021 It’s not the only pizza vending machine on the market. New York Times, 7 June 2021 The women later left and returned with snacks likely bought from a vending machine, the affidavit said. oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Vending machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vending%20machine. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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vending machine

noun

Kids Definition of vending machine

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

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