Meaning of “cash machine” in the English Dictionary

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"cash machine" in British English

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cash machinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæʃ məˌʃiːn/ us /ˈkæʃ məˌʃiːn/ mainly UK UK also cashpoint, US usually ATM

B1 a machine, usually in a wall outside a bank, from which you can take money out of your bank account using a special card

Examples

  • This credit card allows you to withdraw up to £200 a day from cash machines.
  • The bank's closed now, but I can get some money out from the cash machine with my card.
  • Can you tell me where the nearest cash machine is, please?
  • I've just got to pop to the cash machine - I've got nothing in my purse.
  • The cash machine said it was temporarily out of order; it probably needs refilling.

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

"cash machine" in American English

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cash machinenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæʃ məˌʃin/

an ATM

(Definition of “cash machine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cash machine" in Business English

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cash machinenoun [ C ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “cash machine” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)