teleprinter

[ tel-uh-prin-ter ]
/ ˈtɛl əˌprɪn tər /

noun

a teletypewriter.

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Origin of teleprinter

First recorded in 1925–30; Tele(type) + printer
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Example sentences from the Web for teleprinter

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

    Four-Day Planet|Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for teleprinter

teleprinter
/ (ˈtɛlɪˌprɪntə) /

noun

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 messageUS name: teletypewriter See also telex, radioteletype
a network of such devices, formerly used for communicating information, etc
a similar device used for direct input/output of data into a computer at a distant location
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