1. denoting a device designed to sit atop a television and serve as a link to interactive communications systems: set-top boxes that allow viewers to order movies on demand.

Origin of set‐top

First recorded in 1990–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of set-top

  • Apple watchers are convinced there will be an announcement about Apple's set-top device, but nothing major.

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    Apple Reveals New iPhone Tuesday

    Brian Ries

    September 9, 2013