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cash register

a business machine that indicates to customers the amounts of individual sales, has a money drawer from which to make change, records and totals receipts, and may automatically calculate the change due.
Also called sales register.
1875-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But while schizophrenia may have opened the door, off-label sales opened the cash register.
  • Appoint a sales or pricing manager who can see that each cash register is accurately programmed to charge the current sale price.
  • The cardholder informs the cash register clerk that the purchase is exempt from state sales tax.
  • Operates a cash register, totals sales, and collects payment from customers.
  • Note the before and after renderings of the plaza you're standing in behind the cash register.
  • At the local supermarket the cash register shows prices in both currencies.
  • Remember your number-it sits on top your table in red plastic-to tell the guy at the cash register when he rings you up.
  • Cheating would be to get money in a restaurant, put it in your pocket, and never put it in the cash register.
  • Even seemingly strong names rarely translate into much power at the cash register.
  • Somebody walked off with the pizzeria's cash register, though it's unclear whether the two events were connected.
British Dictionary definitions for cash register

cash register

a till with a keyboard that operates a mechanism for displaying and adding the amounts of cash received in individual sales
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Encyclopedia Article for cash register

business machine that usually has a money drawer and is designed to record sales transactions. The typical cash register of the mid-20th century, through a system of keys, levers, and gears often electrically driven, indicated the amount of a transaction at the top of the register where it could be seen by both customer and salesperson; it also kept separate totals of sales by various classifications, printed and issued a receipt on cash sales or overprinted a record of the transaction on a docket for charge sales, and kept an audit strip within the register. Some types of machines automatically made change. Frequently, special counters in the register showed the number of customers and the number of transactions of different kinds

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