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tape recorder

an electrical device for recording or playing back sound, video, or data on magnetic tape.
Origin of tape recorder
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • By noon he had a rather powerful audio amplifying unit, set up to magnify any sound the tape-recorder fed into it.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • But the case—the case looked exactly like it ought to house a tape-recorder.

    My Shipmate--Columbus Stephen Wilder
  • She produced a tape-recorder and a yellow pad and a pen, and twirled the pen.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • Because this tape-recorder won't be left you in my will until I am dead.

    My Shipmate--Columbus Stephen Wilder
  • It was heavy, about as heavy as a tape-recorder ought to be.

    My Shipmate--Columbus Stephen Wilder
  • After the first couple of sentences, I led Teddy into the living-room, and switched on the tape-recorder.

    Exile from Space Judith Merril
British Dictionary definitions for tape-recorder

tape recorder

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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