- a tape recorder.
Origin of tape machine
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for tape machine
He rose impatiently and walked to where the tape-machine was busy with the news from Adrianople.
You have to paint me too, you know, and if you want it to be characteristic, make a study of a telephone and a tape-machine.The Angel of Pain
E. F. Benson
Till then, nothing—not even these thoughts that ticked as if out of a tape-machine from my brain.In Accordance with the Evidence
His lordship was indeed there, fingering feverishly the sinuous ribands of the tape-machine.The Works of Max Beerbohm
- another word for tape recorder
- a telegraphic receiving device that records messages electronically or on ticker tapeUS equivalent: ticker
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