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recorder

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recorder

noun re·cord·er \ri-ˈkr-dər\

: a device that records sounds or images or both so that they can be heard or seen again

: a musical instrument that is shaped like a tube with holes and that is played by blowing into the top of the tube

: a judge in some courts of law

Full Definition of RECORDER

1
a :  the chief judicial magistrate of some British cities and boroughs
b :  a municipal judge with criminal jurisdiction of first instance and sometimes limited civil jurisdiction
2
:  one that records
3
:  any of a group of wind instruments ranging from soprano to bass that are characterized by a conical tube, a whistle mouthpiece, and eight finger holes

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First Known Use of RECORDER

15th century

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