automat definition by Webster's New World
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a restaurant in which patrons get food from small compartments with doors that open when coins are put into slots
Origin: German ; from Classical Greek automatos: see automatic
automat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A trademark used for automated restaurant services in which food is dispensed from vending machines.