Automat

Automat

[aw-tuh-mat]
Trademark.
a type of self-service restaurant in which customers obtain food from small compartments by depositing the required number of coins in slots so that the doors can be opened.
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automat (ˈɔːtəˌmæt)
 
n
1.  Also called: vending machine a machine that automatically dispenses goods, such as cigarettes, when money is inserted
2.  chiefly (US) an area or room, sometimes having restaurant facilities, where food and other goods are supplied from vending machines

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