Origin of repeater
Related Words for repeatersprisoner, captive, felon, culprit, offender, crook, hooligan, fugitive, gangster, hoodlum, thug, convict, mobster, lawbreaker, dial, clock, watch, chronometer, calendar, chronograph
Examples from the Web for repeaters
Historical Examples of repeaters
"Half o' them's repeaters," said the keeper, overhearing the remark.
There's a limit to the number of repeaters that can be brought into the district.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
Lemuel Ely Quigg
In one place he had "interfered with an election and killed five repeaters."The Stolen White Elephant
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
We are putting in a set of repeaters here, so you can reach him this way.The Young Railroaders
Francis Lovell Coombs
There were primaries in New York city in 1827, and hundreds of repeaters voted.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
1570s, agent noun from repeat (v.). As a type of firearm from 1868; as "a frequent offender" from 1884.