repeater

[ri-pee-ter]
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noun


Origin of repeater

First recorded in 1570–80; repeat + -er1
Related formsnon·re·peat·er, noun
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repeater

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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Word Origin and History for repeaters

repeater

n.

1570s, agent noun from repeat (v.). As a type of firearm from 1868; as "a frequent offender" from 1884.

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