franking machine


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. The machine records the amount of money spent, which has to be remitted to the Post Office.

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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 — 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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 — 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 …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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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