repeater

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

re·peat·er

noun \ri-ˈpē-tər\

: 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

1598

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