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till

noun [C]
 
 
/tɪl/ mainly UK COMMERCE
(US usually register) a machine in a store or other business that records each sale and into which money paid by customers is put: Early indications from major UK stores show that cash tills have only just improved their takings on last year. shop/supermarket till computerized/electronic/automated till self-service/checkout tills till receipts/operators → See also cash register
the place in a store, especially a large store, where you pay for your goods: The company is analysing waiting times at checkouts to calculate how many tills should be open.through the till(s) The volume of sales through high street tills rose by 0.6% in November.at the till(s) Retailers claim that banning cheques has helped to reduce queues at the till. → See also checkout
be on the till(s) to work in a store receiving payment from customers, and giving them change: Staff on the tills will be happy to offer customers information about our new range of insurance services.
have your hands/fingers in the till informal to steal money from the company or organization you work for: The executive was fired after he was found with his hand in the till.
(Definition of till from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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