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receiving set

noun, Radio.
1.
a radio receiver.
Origin of receiving set
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • In May 1908 a free run was made in the balloon Pegasus, in which a receiving set of wireless had been installed.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • He moved closer to the receiving set as the others gathered around him.

    The Second Voice Mann Rubin
  • The telephone receiver of a receiving set is equally as important as the detector.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • Nearer that tree to which they had the receiving set attached.

  • He was making delicate adjustments on his receiving set and listening with rapt attention.

    The End of Time Wallace West
  • Don't throw your receiving set out of the window if it howls.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • Why would anybody be sending a secret message when there was no receiving set within millions of miles?

    The Golden Amazons of Venus John Murray Reynolds
  • You have that small, reserve sending and receiving set on your sled and I am going to give you a set of these new instruments.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • A receiving set was rushed to the fire line, some of the apparatus in a truck and some carried by truck horses.

  • Just because that receiving set works isnt any proof the sending set will.

    The Radio Detectives A. Hyatt Verrill

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