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vending machine

noun
1.
a coin-operated machine for selling small articles, beverages, etc.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples from the web for vending machine
  • Road-trippers today don't expect much more from a rest stop than a stale vending machine and, if they're lucky, a clean bathroom.
  • We grabbed our luggage and some even experimented with the vending machine, using different currency.
  • While this method is direct, it's also a more appropriate first meeting for a vending machine.
  • He's holding a fat red notebook in one hand and two lemonade cans from the vending machine in the other.
  • Instead, if managers feel the need to bond at all it will be done more quickly over a cup of tea from the vending machine.
  • Anyone who gets annoyed with a vending machine may be experiencing magical thinking.
  • There are ways to find instant coffee, and also a local innovation- instant coffee from a vending machine.
  • What's more, you can take the same device down the hall and use it to buy a soda from a vending machine.
  • If you need something more than that for your project, there's a good chance you'll find it in the shop's vending machine.
  • It would work even if there were no clerk present, for instance at a vending machine.
British Dictionary definitions for vending machine

vending machine

noun
1.
a machine that automatically dispenses consumer goods such as cigarettes, food, or petrol, when money is inserted Also called automat
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