wire recorder


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. wire gauze,
  2. wire glass,
  3. wire grass,
  4. wire house,
  5. wire netting,
  6. wire recording,
  7. wire rope,
  8. wire service,
  9. wire side,
  10. wire transfer

Origin of wire recorder

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for wire recorder

wire recorder

noun

an early type of magnetic recorder in which sounds were recorded on a thin steel wire magnetized by an electromagnetCompare tape recorder
Derived Formswire recording, noun

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