a combined transmitter and receiver light enough to be carried by one person: developed originally for military use in World War II.
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How to use walkie-talkie in a sentence
Back at police headquarters, Chief of Police Michael Floore Sr. ran out of the detective bureau, barking into a walkie talkie.
A 36-story tower designed by Rafael Vinoly nicknamed the “walkie-talkie” curves outward as it rises, ungainly and jarring.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland | Clive Irving | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But she later said Forde “looked like” the camouflage-clad female home invader barking orders into a walkie talkie.
He carried a clipboard and something that looked like a cross between a World War II-era walkie-talkie and a 1990s cellphone.
He traced the circuit to where it disappeared into the oscillator switch, then took the walkie-talkie.The Scarlet Lake Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
Each security man had been informed by the miniature walkie-talkie he wore.Space Platform | Murray Leinster
"Might be relaying messages on from a walkie-talkie or something like that," Buck commented.The Defiant Agents | Andre Alice Norton
In the airlessness, anything anybody said by walkie-talkie could be heard by everybody.Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
A black-haired housewife spied them over her back fence, crossed herself and grabbed her walkie-talkie from the laundry basket.Bread Overhead | Fritz Reuter Leiber
British Dictionary definitions for walkie-talkie
a small combined radio transmitter and receiver, usually operating on shortwave, that can be carried around by one person: widely used by the police, medical services, etc
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