vending machine

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of vending machine

: a coin-operated machine for selling merchandise

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First Known Use of vending machine

circa 1895

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VENDING MACHINE Defined for English Language Learners

vending machine

Definition of vending machine for English Language Learners

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


VENDING MACHINE Defined for Kids

vending machine

noun

Definition of vending machine for Students

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


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