noun Radio.

a transmitter and receiver combined in one unit.

Origin of transceiver

First recorded in 1935–40; trans(mitter) + (re)ceiver Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for transceiver

television, telephone, radio, bug, handset, headphone

Examples from the Web for transceiver

Historical Examples of transceiver

  • I'm going to set up this transceiver to record and transmit on command-response.


    Jim Wannamaker

  • When this trouble started I sent him a transceiver so we could talk directly.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • Scotty took his transceiver from his pocket and examined it with pride.

  • Do you mean you've been listening in ever since I strapped on the transceiver?

  • Orne pressed the neck stud on his transceiver, got Stetson, told him what had happened to this point.

    Operation Haystack

    Frank Patrick Herbert

British Dictionary definitions for transceiver



a device which transmits and receives radio or electronic signals

Word Origin for transceiver

C20: from trans (mitter) + (re) ceiver
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Word Origin and History for transceiver

1934, from a merger of transmitter + receiver.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper