playback head


the part of a tape recorder that is used to pick up the magnetic pattern on tape in order to play back material previously recorded.

Nearby words

  1. playability,
  2. playable,
  3. playact,
  4. playacting,
  5. playback,
  6. playbill,
  7. playbook,
  8. playboy,
  9. playboy of the western world, the,
  10. playbroker

Origin of playback head

First recorded in 1945–50

Also called reproduce head. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019