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player piano

a piano that can play automatically when the keys are actuated electronically or by a pneumatic device controlled by a piano roll.
Origin of player piano
1900-05, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yesterday Mrs. Porter spoke to me about getting him a player-piano when he is stronger, you know.

    Sisters Kathleen Norris
  • Then a stableman put a nickel into a player-piano and that seemed to be a signal for the thing to trot.

British Dictionary definitions for player-piano

player piano

a mechanical piano; Pianola
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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