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tape recorder

an electrical device for recording or playing back sound, video, or data on magnetic tape.
Origin of tape recorder
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then the general motioned to the clerk seated in the corner by a tape recorder.

  • I wondered if Stein was somewhere at the earphones of a tape recorder.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • "I can get you a tape recorder in two minutes," Scott stated.

    Take the Reason Prisoner John Joseph McGuire
  • He'd turned on the tape recorder and stumbled back to the bed.

    Pursuit Lester del Rey
  • One of the guards crossed to the desk and started up a tape recorder.

    The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for tape recorder

tape recorder

an electrical device used for recording sounds on magnetic tape and usually also for reproducing them, consisting of a tape deck and one or more amplifiers and loudspeakers
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