[ tel-uh-prin-ter ]

  1. a teletypewriter.

Origin of teleprinter

First recorded in 1925–30; Tele(type) + printer

Words Nearby teleprinter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use teleprinter in a sentence

  • What gets to the public is photoprint, out of a teleprinter.

    Four-Day Planet | Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for teleprinter


/ (ˈtɛlɪˌprɪntə) /

  1. a telegraph apparatus consisting of a keyboard transmitter, which converts a typed message into coded pulses for transmission along a wire or cable, and a printing receiver, which converts incoming signals and prints out the message: US name: teletypewriter See also telex, radioteletype

  2. a network of such devices, formerly used for communicating information, etc

  1. a similar device used for direct input/output of data into a computer at a distant location

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