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repeater

[ ri-pee-ter ]
/ rɪˈpi tər /
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noun
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Origin of repeater

First recorded in 1570–80; repeat + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM repeater

non·re·peat·er, noun
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How to use repeater in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for repeater

repeater
/ (rɪˈpiːtə) /

noun
a person or thing that repeats
Also called: repeating firearm a firearm capable of discharging several shots without reloading
a timepiece having a mechanism enabling it to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
electrical engineering a device that amplifies or augments incoming electrical signals and retransmits them, thus compensating for transmission losses
Also called: substitute nautical one of three signal flags hoisted with others to indicate that one of the top three is to be repeated
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