tape-deck

tape deck

noun
a component of an audio system for playing tapes, using an external amplifier and speakers.
Also called deck.


Origin:
1955–60

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tape deck
 
n
1.  a tape recording unit in a hi-fi system
2.  the platform supporting the spools, cassettes, or cartridges of a tape recorder, incorporating the motor or motors that drive them and the playback, recording, and erasing heads

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