Definition of swipe card in English:

swipe card

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  • A plastic card such as a credit card or ID card bearing magnetically encoded information which is read when the edge of the card is slid through an electronic device.
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    • The dark stranger who, only twelve hours before, boarded a red-eye flight out of the midwest, slid a magnetic swipe card through the slot of a cleverly disguised electronic lock.
    • Once the registration form has been processed, each person named on the form will receive a plastic swipe card which they must present when having prescriptions filled at a community pharmacy.
    • At one point the tape shows one of the masked activists entering a secured part of the lab by using an electronic swipe card.

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