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tape machine

a tape recorder.
Origin of tape machine
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He rose impatiently and walked to where the tape-machine was busy with the news from Adrianople.

  • You have to paint me too, you know, and if you want it to be characteristic, make a study of a telephone and a tape-machine.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • Till then, nothing—not even these thoughts that ticked as if out of a tape-machine from my brain.

  • His lordship was indeed there, fingering feverishly the sinuous ribands of the tape-machine.

British Dictionary definitions for tape-machine

tape machine

another word for tape recorder
a telegraphic receiving device that records messages electronically or on ticker tape US equivalent ticker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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