wave trap

noun Radio.

a resonant-circuit filter between the antenna and the receiver for the suppression of unwanted frequencies.Compare resonance(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. wave power,
  2. wave speed,
  3. wave tank,
  4. wave theory,
  5. wave train,
  6. wave-and-pay,
  7. wave-cut platform,
  8. wave-form,
  9. wave-off,
  10. wave-particle duality

Origin of wave trap

First recorded in 1920–25

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