swipe card

swipe card
swipe card noun
A credit card, charge card, etc with a magnetic strip suitable for swiping through a terminal
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Main Entry:swipe

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swipe card UK US noun [countable] [singular swipe card plural swipe cards]
a plastic card that you pass through a piece of electronic equipment that reads the information stored on the card, for example in order to open a door or to pay for something
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n. a plastic card such as a credit card or ID card bearing magnetically encoded information that is read when the edge of the card is slid through an electronic device

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noun, pl ⋯ cards [count]
: a special plastic card with a magnetic strip that has information which can be read by special machines

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ˈswipe card f4 [swipe card] (also ˈkey card especially in NAmE) noun
a special plastic card with information recorded on it which can be read by an electronic device

Access to the building is by swipe card only.

See also:key card

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • swipe card — swipe ,card noun count a plastic card that you pass through a piece of electronic equipment that reads the information stored on the card, for example in order to open a door or to pay for something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swipe card — ► NOUN ▪ a plastic card bearing magnetically encoded information which is read when the card is slid through an electronic device …   English terms dictionary

  • swipe card — n a special plastic card that you slide through a machine in order to get into a building or open a door …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swipe card — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms swipe card : singular swipe card plural swipe cards a plastic card that you pass through a piece of electronic equipment that reads the information stored on the card, for example in order to open a door or to… …   English dictionary

  • swipe card — /ˈswaɪp kad/ (say swuyp kahd) noun a plastic card with a magnetic strip, as a credit card, security card, etc., which is swiped through an electronic reading device …  

  • swipe card — noun a plastic card bearing magnetically encoded information which is read when the card is slid through an electronic device …   English new terms dictionary

  • ˈswipe ˌcard — noun [C] a plastic card that you pass through a piece of electronic equipment that reads the information stored on the card …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • swipe — [swaɪp] verb swipe a card to pass a special plastic card such as a credit card through a machine that can read the information it contains: • The system allows stores to check a customer s credit account by swiping the card through an electronic… …   Financial and business terms

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