something, as a book or brochure, having a specified number of pages (usually used in combination): Her latest report was a 12-pager.
How to use pager in a sentence
He told her that the deliveries were for a cell phone and pager business.What Being Incarcerated Taught One Public Defender About the Criminal Justice System | Josiah Bates | November 30, 2021 | Time
I’m thinking of leaving the cash in a little envelope outside my local theater, the one whose welcome song and dance still includes the warning to “turn off all pagers and cellphones.”
When Gross brought his newly invented pager to a Philadelphia medical convention in 1949, doctors responded in horror that it would interrupt Sunday golf games.Toys Are the Future of Philosophy - Issue 93: Forerunners | Jonathon Keats | December 9, 2020 | Nautilus
He installed two-way car radios and worked on an early pager system for doctors, which required the whole building to be wired.The Cellphone Turns 40: Remembering Martin Cooper’s Historic Call | Sean Macaulay | April 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As part of his job move, Zanzi says, he was given a pager so he would be accessible to Travolta around the clock.8 Juiciest Bits From Latest Lawsuit Against John Travolta | Maria Elena Fernandez | June 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Back then, the BlackBerry was little more than a two-way pager with a keyboard.How a Tweet Can Beat a PAC: Social Media Gives Voters Muscle in Politics | Mark McKinnon | April 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Blinker got a pager and looked up the movements of Sunday steamboats.The Trimmed Lamp | O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for pager
a small electronic device, capable of receiving short messages; usually carried by people who need to be contacted urgently (e.g. doctors)
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
Cultural definitions for pager
A wireless device that, when activated, signals the bearer to contact either a predetermined party or the party indicated on the device itself. Often called a beeper for the annoying beeps some pagers use to alert their owner.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.