check-out

checkout

[chek-out]
noun
1.
the procedure of vacating and paying for one's quarters at a hotel.
2.
the time before which a hotel room must be vacated if another day's charge is not to be made.
3.
an examination of fitness for performance: The checkout of the new plane was successful.
4.
a series of sequential actions to familiarize oneself with new equipment.
5.
itemization and collection of amounts due for purchases: Retailers need to improve online checkout.
6.
Also called checkout counter. a counter where customers pay for purchases: The supermarket has five checkouts.
Also, check-out.


Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check out

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checkout
1944, from check + out. Originally "training given to a pilot for using a specific aircraft;" hotel sense is from 1958.
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