[wahyuh r-foh-toh]

plural Wire·pho·tos. Trademark.

  1. a device for transmitting photographs over distances by wire.
  2. a photograph so transmitted.

verb (used with object), Wire·pho·toed, Wire·pho·to·ing.

(lowercase) to transmit (a photograph) by means of a Wirephoto.

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Related Words for wirephoto

facsimile, Telephoto, telefacsimile

British Dictionary definitions for wirephoto


noun plural -tos

a facsimile of a photograph transmitted electronically via a telephone system
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