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debit card

a plastic card that resembles a credit card but functions like a check and through which payments for purchases or services are made electronically to the bank accounts of participating retailing establishments directly from those of card holders.
Origin of debit card
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for debit card
  • Note that even if you elect to use the debit card, you may still be required to submit receipts to verify your purchases.
  • If you have a decent garden center nearby, make sure to explore a couple time without a credit or debit card on you.
  • So check in with your card company, and perhaps take a debit card instead.
  • Because money is paid directly to the beneficiary's debit card, there is little scope for leakage.
  • It can also be used as a debit card at many downtown restaurants and shops, and for parking meters.
  • There's little question that the plan to cap debit card fees will increase the cost of banking.
  • Students can receive a debit card and activate the account linked to it, to quickly access their funds.
  • Apparently, swiping a credit or debit card simply takes too long.
  • That's right everyone gets a debit card to handle their transaction.
  • It's not tied to one particular debit card, and sub-accounts can be setup from the main account.
British Dictionary definitions for debit card

debit card

an embossed plastic card issued by a bank or building society to enable its customers to pay for goods or services by inserting it into a computer-controlled device at the place of sale, which is connected through the telephone network to the bank or building society. It may also function as a cash card, a cheque card, or both
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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