franking machine

franking machine
UK [ˈfræŋkɪŋ məˌʃiːn] / US [ˈfræŋkɪŋ məˌʃɪn] noun [countable]
Word forms "franking machine":
singular franking machine plural franking machines
a machine that prints a mark on a letter to show the date and place that it was posted

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  • franking machine — ➔ machine1 * * * franking machine UK US noun [C] COMMUNICATIONS ► a machine that prints a mark on stamps so that they cannot be used again, or that prints a mark on envelopes or packages to show that the cost of sending them has been paid …   Financial and business terms

  • franking machine — franking ma.chine n BrE a machine used by businesses that puts a mark on letters and packages to show that ↑postage has been paid American Equivalent: postage meter →↑frank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • franking machine — A machine supplied by the Post Office to businesses who wish to frank their own mail. Instead of taking mail to a post office and using gummed stamps, the business uses the machine to produce slips of paper that state the postage and the date.… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • franking machine — noun a machine that automatically stamps letters or packages passing through it and computes the total charge • Hypernyms: ↑machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • franking machine — frank|ing ma|chine [ fræŋkıŋ mə,ʃin ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH a machine that prints a mark on a letter to show the date and place that it was mailed from. American usually postage meter …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • franking machine — noun (C) a machine that prints signs on envelopes to show that the charge for sending them has been paid …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • franking machine — /ˈfræŋkɪŋ məʃin/ (say frangking muhsheen) noun a machine bought or rented from the postal service, which stamps an item of mail to indicate that postage has been or will be paid, and which keeps a record of accumulated postage …  

  • franking machine — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary postage meter …   English dialects glossary

  • machine — ▪ I. machine ma‧chine 1 [məˈʆiːn] noun [countable] a piece of equipment that uses power such as electricity to do a particular task: • Labour and machines are both at full capacity in the production department. • We plan to upgrade all machines… …   Financial and business terms

  • Franking — (or Franks ) are any and all devices or markings such as postage stamps (including printed and/or embossed on postal stationery), printed or stamped impressions, codings, labels, manuscript writings (including privilege signatures), and/or any… …   Wikipedia

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