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tape recorder

noun
1.
an electrical device for recording or playing back sound, video, or data on magnetic tape.
Origin of tape recorder
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • There was the insistent ticking of a clock and the soft shushing sound of a tape recorder.

    Pursuit Lester del Rey
  • Then the general motioned to the clerk seated in the corner by a tape recorder.

  • There wasn't a sound in the control room except for the impulses from the tape recorder, which ran on unnoticed.

    The Egyptian Cat Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • I wondered if Stein was somewhere at the earphones of a tape recorder.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • Yes—everything, even some tapes—Ruth's tapes from a tape recorder, her things.

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for tape recorder

tape recorder

noun
1.
an electrical device used for recording sounds on magnetic tape and usually also for reproducing them, consisting of a tape deck and one or more amplifiers and loudspeakers
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