videotape recorder

noun Television.

a device for recording television programs on magnetic tape for delayed transmission or for storage.

Origin of videotape recorder

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called VTR Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for video tape recorder

video tape recorder


a tape recorder for vision signals and sometimes accompanying sound, using magnetic tape on open spools: used in television broadcastingAbbreviation: VTR
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