tape deck


noun

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

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Origin of tape deck

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for tape deck

tape deck

noun

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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