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wire recorder

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

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for wire recorder

wire recorder

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