vending machine
noun Date: circa 1895 a coin-operated machine for selling merchandise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vending machine — UK [ˈvendɪŋ məˌʃiːn] / US [ˈvendɪŋ məˌʃɪn] noun [countable] Word forms vending machine : singular vending machine plural vending machines a machine that you can buy things from, for example cigarettes, sweets, or drinks …   English dictionary

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