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wire recorder

a forerunner of the tape recorder that recorded sound on a steel wire by magnetizing the wire as it passed an electromagnet.
Origin of wire recorder
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
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  • Use of a wire recorder or a platter, so that one can get a playback after talking, is an aid to self-criticism.

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for wire recorder

wire recorder

an early type of magnetic recorder in which sounds were recorded on a thin steel wire magnetized by an electromagnet Compare tape recorder
Derived Forms
wire recording, noun
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