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.
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Origin of set‐top
First recorded in 1990–95
Words nearby set‐top
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Example sentences from the Web for set-top
Apple watchers are convinced there will be an announcement about Apple's set-top device, but nothing major.