VCR

play
noun \ˌvē-(ˌ)sē-ˈär\

Definition of VCR

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

Origin and Etymology of vcr

videocassette recorder


First Known Use: 1971


VCR Defined for English Language Learners

VCR

play
noun \ˌvē-(ˌ)sē-ˈär\

Definition of VCR for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that is used to make and watch video recordings of television programs, movies, etc.


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