checkout








noun

  1. the procedure of vacating and paying for one’s quarters at a hotel.
  2. the time before which a hotel room must be vacated if another day’s charge is not to be made.
  3. an examination of fitness for performance: The checkout of the new plane was successful.
  4. a series of sequential actions to familiarize oneself with new equipment.
  5. itemization and collection of amounts due for purchases: Retailers need to improve online checkout.
  6. Also called checkout counter. a counter where customers pay for purchases: The supermarket has five checkouts.
n.

1944, from check (v.) + out (adv.). Originally “training given to a pilot for using a specific aircraft;” hotel sense is from 1958.

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