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.
Historical Examples

She should get away from her seat at that cash-register, and return to the open air.
Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland

She struggled to her feet and started for the cash-register.
Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland

There was a continual clinking of glasses and popping of corks, and at every instant the cash-register clucked and rang its bell.
Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris

Hurstwood listened to the cash-register ring, and watched the trade for a while.
Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser

Ledger and cash-book, with cash-register, kept record of business transacted.
The Negro at Work in New York City George Edmund Haynes

Henceforward he must count his success upon a cash-register.
Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison

He kissed his hand to the elderly woman who presided behind the nickel-plated American cash-register.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14 Elbert Hubbard

Poor Sim, he overreached himself in Albany, trying to attach a cash-register.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, June 9, 1920 Various

Much silver goeth by the till the cash-register knoweth not of.
The Complete Cynic Oliver Herford

What we are blessedly free from is the red-plush Wellsian illusionism, and the click of Mr. Bennett’s cash-register finish.
Instigations Ezra Pound

noun
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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