crystal pickup


noun

a phonograph pickup that generates an electric current as the stylus applies pressure to a piezoelectric crystal.

QUIZZES

THE SEPTEMBER WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ HAS ARRIVED!

Go ahead, test your mental legerity to see how many words you remember from last month!
Question 1 of 10
Which definition best describes “spang”?
Compare magnetic pickup.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for crystal pickup

crystal pick-up

noun

a record-player pick-up in which the current is generated by the deformation of a piezoelectric crystal caused by the movements of the stylus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012