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[doo-pli-key-ter, dyoo-]
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  1. a machine for making duplicates, as a mimeograph.
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Origin of duplicator

First recorded in 1890–95; duplicate + -or2
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Related Words for duplicator

copier, duplicator, photocopier, Xerox

Examples from the Web for duplicator

Historical Examples of duplicator

  • The only real pieces of evidence were your duplicator and the original gun.

    Watch the Sky

    James H. Schmitz

  • "Miss Peters will do that with the duplicator," beamed Avelyn.

  • This duplicator, a tube about 2½ inches in diameter and about 12 inches long, was used to copy farm records.

  • My idea was to ask Miss White to lend us the duplicator, and we'd make a copy for each Form.

  • It was a new experience to turn the handle of the duplicator, and, in shirt-sleeve garb, to clip up the pages.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge

    Alfred F. B. Carpenter

British Dictionary definitions for duplicator


  1. an apparatus for making replicas of an original, such as a machine using a stencil wrapped on an ink-loaded drum
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