- a combined transmitter and receiver light enough to be carried by one person: developed originally for military use in World War II.
Origin of walkie-talkie
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- a small combined radio transmitter and receiver, usually operating on shortwave, that can be carried around by one person: widely used by the police, medical services, etc
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Word Origin and History for walky-talky
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