Simple Definition of repeater
: a gun that fires several times without needing to be reloaded
Full Definition of repeater
: one that repeats: as a : one who relates or recites b : a watch or clock with a striking mechanism that upon pressure of a spring will indicate the time in hours or quarters and sometimes minutes c : a firearm having a magazine that holds a number of cartridges loaded one at a time into the chamber by the action of the piece d : a habitual violator of the laws e : one who votes illegally by casting more than one ballot in an election f : a student enrolled in a class or course for a second or subsequent time g : a device for receiving communication signals and delivering corresponding amplified ones
First Known Use of repeater
Rhymes with repeater
ammeter, anteater, bee-eater, beefeater, blue peter, Demeter, depleter, drumbeater, eggbeater, excreter, fire-eater, flowmeter, heat treater, light meter, long meter, Main Streeter, maltreater, man-eater, ohmmeter, preheater, propraetor, quartz heater, ratemeter, retreater, saltpeter, secretor, seedeater, space heater, toadeater, voltmeter, Wall Streeter, wattmeter, world-beater
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