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Teletype

[tel-i-tahyp]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand of teletypewriter.
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noun
  1. (lowercase) a network of teletypewriters with their connecting lines, switchboards, etc.
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verb (used with object), Tel·e·typed, Tel·e·typ·ing.
  1. (lowercase) to send by Teletype.
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verb (used without object), Tel·e·typed, Tel·e·typ·ing.
  1. (lowercase) to operate a Teletype.
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Related Words

summons, telegraph, write, copy, transcribe, buzzer, wire, cable, signal, flash, call, report, radiogram, telex, cablegram, touch, touch-type, typewrite, teletype

Examples from the Web for teletype

Historical Examples

  • Frank turned toward the window where he had left the bundle of teletype clips.

    Deadly City

    Paul W. Fairman

  • As she had suspected, there were two teletype machines, neither of which was in operation.

    Behind the Green Door

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • “Room 27 is given over to our teletype service,” interrupted Maxwell.

    Behind the Green Door

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • Although not as important today as it was before radio, telephone, and teletype became common, the telegraph is still in use.

  • Charlie Fischer strolled in and glanced at the weather report coming in on the teletype.


British Dictionary definitions for teletype

Teletype

noun
  1. trademark a type of teleprinter
  2. (sometimes not capital) a network of such devices, used for communicating messages, information, etc
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verb
  1. (sometimes not capital) to transmit (a message) by Teletype
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Word Origin and History for teletype

n.

1904, trademark for a communications system of typewriters connected electronically, short for teletypewriter (1904), a form of telegraph in which the receiver prints messages like a typewriter, from tele- + typewriter.

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