Entry from British & World English dictionary
A counter or compartment in a shop or restaurant where payments are made.
- Just like in the Soviet Union, one had to queue at the cash desk first, and then - to the counter, behind which a busty peroxide blonde in a grubby apron was unhurriedly handing over the coveted cartons of juice to the customers.
- A notice was displayed at the cash desk reading, ‘In the interests of hygiene we do not accept the return of any empty bottles.’
- He sold tickets behind the cash desk and then ice cream in the auditorium.
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