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English definition of “debit card”

debit card

noun [C]
 
 
COMMERCE a small plastic card that you can use to get cash from cash machines, or to pay for goods and services. When you use the card, the money is taken directly from your bank account: Make online payments using your MasterCard or Visa debit card. Debit card payments will incur a small handling fee. Can I pay by debit card? All debit card transactions will be in pounds sterling.
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(Definition of debit card from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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