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English definition of “cash machine”

cash machine

noun [C]
 
 
(UK also cash dispenser, UK also trademark Cashpoint™, also ATM)
MONEY, BANKING a machine in a public place, often outside a bank, that you can use to take money from your bank account using a plastic bank card: There is to be an increase in charges for withdrawals at cash machines. The government have failed to go far enough in protecting bank customers from excessive cash machine charges. These basic accounts offer free in-credit banking with cash machine cards. Banks are promoting the expansion of their cash machine networks as a substitute for branches.
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