vending machine


Definition of vending machine

: a coin-operated machine for selling merchandise

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Some companies are also revisiting the vending machine’s original product line: food. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Racing for Your Flight but Need a Winter Coat? Try the Airport Vending Machine," 14 Nov. 2018 Uniqlo last year started placing vending machines selling jackets, vests and other clothes in airports around the U.S. Uniqlo declines to discuss its sales. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Racing for Your Flight but Need a Winter Coat? Try the Airport Vending Machine," 14 Nov. 2018 Researchers looked at the food and beverages workers bought from vending machines or cafeterias or obtained free in common areas, at meetings, or at workpace social events. Martin Finucane,, "Study says people eat a lot at work — and it’s not too healthy," 11 June 2018 The concept of the Uniqlo clothing vending machine isn’t new. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Vest dispenser at San Francisco airport making good money despite passengers' mocking," 31 July 2018 At some airports, vending machines offer local flavor. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Racing for Your Flight but Need a Winter Coat? Try the Airport Vending Machine," 14 Nov. 2018 Media: Cooking Light Not even vending machines are immune. The notion has long been that facing the hard truth could nudge customers toward better food choices. Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle, "No escape: A time of calorie reckoning," 9 May 2018 In what is probably the most unsexy, unflattering language ever used to describe a warplane, the Air Force says the ideal A-10 Thunderbolt replacement would be akin to a soda vending machine. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What the Air Force Wants the A-10's Replacement To Look Like," 17 June 2016 After Kinsey, who is known for her role as Angela Martin on The Office, bought a jacket from an airport vending machine, the internet had a field day. Madison Roberts,, "Angela Kinsey's Husband Turned Her Internet-Famous Jacket Into an Incredible Cookie," 9 Apr. 2018

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circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

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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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