wire recorder

  1. a forerunner of the tape recorder that recorded sound on a steel wire by magnetizing the wire as it passed an electromagnet.

Origin of wire recorder

First recorded in 1940–45

Words Nearby wire recorder

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How to use wire recorder in a sentence

  • Use of a wire recorder or a platter, so that one can get a playback after talking, is an aid to self-criticism.

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  • He returned with his pocket-size wire recorder and handed it to Chahda.

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  • "The chief of campus police carries a personal wire recorder," Handrosan said, in his flat monotone.

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  • Inside is an ultra-slow fine-wire recorder holding a spool that runs for a week.

British Dictionary definitions for wire recorder

wire recorder

  1. an early type of magnetic recorder in which sounds were recorded on a thin steel wire magnetized by an electromagnet: Compare tape recorder

Derived forms of wire recorder

  • wire recording, noun

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