wire re corder

wire recorder

noun
a forerunner of the tape recorder that recorded sound on a steel wire by magnetizing the wire as it passed an electromagnet.

Origin:
1940–45

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wire recorder
 
n
Compare tape recorder an early type of magnetic recorder in which sounds were recorded on a thin steel wire magnetized by an electromagnet
 
wire recording
 
n

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