magnetic character sorter
magnetic character sorter[mag′ned·ik ¦kar·ik·tər ‚sȯrd·ər]
A device that reads documents printed with magnetic ink; all data read are stored, and records are sorted on any required field. Also known as magnetic document sorter-reader.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.