tape deck


a component of an audio system for playing tapes, using an external amplifier and speakers.

Nearby words

  1. tapadero,
  2. tapajós,
  3. tapas,
  4. tapazole,
  5. tape,
  6. tape drive,
  7. tape echo,
  8. tape editing,
  9. tape grass,
  10. tape machine

Origin of tape deck

First recorded in 1955–60

Also called deck.

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British Dictionary definitions for tape deck

tape deck


a tape recording unit in a hi-fi system
the platform supporting the spools, cassettes, or cartridges of a tape recorder, incorporating the motor or motors that drive them and the playback, recording, and erasing heads
Sometimes shortened to: deck

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