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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUTOMAT

One was that she would not lunch this noon at any cafeteria or automat!

He didn't quite remember how he had left the automat, and he really didn't even try to remember.

Mr. Lum, leaning against the Automat, darkly considered this eventuality.

The Automat restaurants, for example, where the customer gets all his requirements himself, would never do in London.

He didn't quite remember how he had left the automat, and he didn't even try to remember.

Stanton went through the door of the automat restaurant and walked over to the vending wall.

WORD ORIGIN

"automated cafeteria," 1903, probably from automatic.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AUTOMAT

diner

nouncasual restaurant with varied menu
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