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record player

noun
Origin of record player
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
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Examples from the Web for record player
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  • Then Dad came on the screen with a record player in front of them, and gave them a play-off of my interview with Leo Belsher.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • And until the time that Mike came over and delivered the record player.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • I think Mike was the one who brought the record player, and I don't remember the circumstances on that, but I believe it was he.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Yes; so I learned, at the time they brought the record player, that she had gone to New Orleans.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The recorded voice ceased; for a moment the record player hummed voicelessly.

    Little Fuzzy

    Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for record player

record player

noun
1.
a device for reproducing the sounds stored on a record, consisting of a turntable, usually electrically driven, that rotates the record at a fixed speed of 33, 45, or (esp formerly) 78 revolutions a minute. A stylus vibrates in accordance with undulations in the groove in the record: these vibrations are converted into electric currents, which, after amplification, are recreated in the form of sound by one or more loudspeakers See also monophonic, quadraphonics, stereophonic
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