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sound head

noun, Movies.
a mechanism through which film passes in a projector for conversion of the soundtrack into audio-frequency signals that can be amplified and reproduced.
Also called sound gate.
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First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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sound head

the part of a film projector that reproduces the sound in a film
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