a component of an audio system for playing tapes, using an external amplifier and speakers.
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- tape drive,
- tape echo,
- tape editing,
- tape grass,
- tape machine
Origin of tape deck
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called deck.
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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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