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tape machine

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noun
  1. a tape recorder.
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Origin of tape machine

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for tape machine

Historical Examples

  • He rose impatiently and walked to where the tape-machine was busy with the news from Adrianople.

    The Toys of Peace

    Saki

  • You have to paint me too, you know, and if you want it to be characteristic, make a study of a telephone and a tape-machine.

    The Angel of Pain

    E. F. Benson

  • Till then, nothing—not even these thoughts that ticked as if out of a tape-machine from my brain.

  • His lordship was indeed there, fingering feverishly the sinuous ribands of the tape-machine.


British Dictionary definitions for tape machine

tape machine

noun
  1. another word for tape recorder
  2. a telegraphic receiving device that records messages electronically or on ticker tapeUS equivalent: ticker
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