recording head

or record head


the part of a tape recorder that records a sound source by converting the electrical analog of the sound, as from a microphone, into a magnetic signal for storage on magnetic tape.

Nearby words

  1. recorded delivery,
  2. recorder,
  3. recordholder,
  4. recording,
  5. recording angel,
  6. recording secretary,
  7. recordist,
  8. recordkeeping,
  9. recount,
  10. recountal

Origin of recording head

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019