: a device that uses videocassettes for recording and playing back videotapes

Word History


videocassette recorder

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of VCR was in 1971

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“VCR.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/VCR. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

: a device for recording (as television programs) on videocassettes and playing them back

videocassette recorder

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