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adding machine a machine, often used by businesses, that is able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, esp. one that prints the work on paper.
answering machine a device connected to a telephone that records an incoming message from a caller when the telephone is not answered.
automated teller machine a computerized machine serving the function of a bank teller.
cash machine a bank machine used for dispensing cash and other transactions.
copy machine another name for photocopier.
duplicating machine a machine that makes exact copies of printed matter. (See copier, duplicator.)
machine gun an automatic gun that fires bullets in rapid succession as long as its trigger is pressed.
machine language a computer language that presents information and instructions in symbols used directly by the computer with no translation.
machine pistol a light submachine gun.
machine shop a factory, section of a factory, or workshop in which machines are made or fixed. [2 definitions]
machine tool an automatic or semiautomatic power-driven tool, such as a punch press, lathe, or drill, used to cut or shape metal in the manufacturing of machines and machine parts.
machine-gun to shoot at, wound, or kill with a machine gun.
milling machine a machine that rotates a cutter to produce flat or shaped surfaces on materials such as wood or metal.
pinball machine an amusement machine played by driving a metal ball up an incline with mechanical levers, the object being to keep the ball in play to score points by hitting various bars and pins.
sewing machine any of various machines for stitching or sewing, esp. one used for making clothing or the like.
simple machine any of various devices that function in a manner basic to any machine, such as a lever, pulley, wedge, screw, or inclined plane.
slot machine a gambling or vending machine operated or started by inserting a coin or token into a slot.
teaching machine a mechanical device used for programmed instruction, providing the user with an immediate response to his or her work.
vending machine a coin-operated machine that dispenses various small articles such as candy bars, cigarettes, or soft drinks.
voting machine a machine used in polling places to register and count votes in an election.