Origin of repeater
Related Words for repeaterprisoner, captive, felon, culprit, offender, crook, hooligan, fugitive, gangster, hoodlum, thug, convict, mobster, lawbreaker, dial, clock, watch, chronometer, calendar, chronograph
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Historical Examples of repeater
Just as she finished there came to her the crack of Dinsmore's repeater.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
When, then, his repeater had told him the hour, Aaron turned and addressed his brother.Manasseh
He touched the spring of his repeater, to correct this most preposterous clock.A Christmas Carol
I struck my repeater, and this seemed to astound her greatly.Carmen
Then Oliver took out his watch, which was a repeater, and struck it.Queen Sheba's Ring
H. Rider Haggard
1570s, agent noun from repeat (v.). As a type of firearm from 1868; as "a frequent offender" from 1884.