Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A photographic lens-shutter which is opened and kept open by means of a pneumatic bulb.
- n. An apparatus consisting of a series of lifts in compartments from which, by means of automatic machinery, separate articles of food at stated prices are delivered to any one who will drop the necessary coin into a slot; also, a restaurant which serves its customers by means of such an apparatus. The aim is to do away with the intermediation of waiters.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a vending machine from which you can get food.
- n. a type of cafeteria where food is served from machines.
- n. a vending machine from which you can get food
- n. a cafeteria where food is served from machines
- From the German Automat, as the system was originally developed in Germany. (Wiktionary)
“As shoppers stopped to purchase bread from an automat in a suburban Frankfurt Aldi one recent afternoon, many said they weren't terribly bothered by the distinction.”
“The third-generation baker lobs 15 cents into the massive, beige-colored automat before him, presses a button and cocks his ear to the machine for any clues to what's transpiring inside.”
“Adding insult, the automat goods cost about half the price of most bakeries 'fresh bread.”
“We would always have lunch at Horn & Hardart 's automat, which was the most fabulous place.”
“Concerned about the intrusion of his head-camera, which is rigged to broadcast online a live stream of images snapped automat ically at one-minute intervals, some of Mr. Bilal ' s acquaintances have removed him from their guest lists, he said Thursday in his first newspaper interview about the project.”
“William S. Burroughs counseled both Richards and Smith, at different times, and Ginsberg tried to pick up Smith at a Horn & Hardart automat, thinking she was a he.”
“Pg 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill - Medicaid Eligible Individual will be automat. enrolled in Medicaid ..”
“I know, I know, it's a weird idea, that an automat might be considered a kind of wunderkammer.”
“All they needed were little Surprise Drawers down at the bottom which furnished you with an unknown treat, or secret "free" compartments, in which you could have the contents if you could find the hidden door, to complete the experience of foraging in some kind of crazy Museum of Food (both these images, by the way, were some of the many that came into my dreams for years after my visit to the automat).”
“The Smithsonian has a 35-foot section of the original 1902 Horn & Hardart automat in Philadelphia, which is "beautifully ornate with its mirrors, marble and marquetry" and I'm sure is about as close to a Cabinet of Curious Food as you can get.”
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