Meaning of “automat” in the English Dictionary

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"automat" in British English

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automatnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɔː.tə.mæt/ us /ˈɑː.t̬ə.mæt/ US

a restaurant where you buy food from boxes whose doors open when money is put in

(Definition of “automat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)