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

Examples of VCR in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant is the brainchild of VCR Group, including the Resy co-founder Gary Vaynerchuk and the chefs Josh Capon and Conor Hanlon. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2024 The tech company also cited a famous court ruling in a case in which movie studios had sued Sony over its Betamax VCR, arguing that the product helped people violate copyright. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 5 Mar. 2024 But similarly to viewability, VCR still doesn’t measure ad engagement or attention in a sufficiently meaningful way. Geoffroy Martin, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 Instead of one unwelcome disruption to face — the VCR boom of the 1980s, for instance — or even overlapping ones (streaming, the pandemic), the movie and television business is being buffeted on a dizzying number of fronts. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, 15 July 2023 Wood paneling and gold-finish hardware, including window shades, round out the '60s vibe of the jet, along with an entertainment center complete with RCA VCR player and cassette player. Wendy Geller, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2023 Wood paneling and trim, including window shades, further date the jet, along with an entertainment center complete with RCA VCR player and cassette player. Valerie Nome, Peoplemag, 2 Dec. 2022 The media cabinet has a television, audio-cassette player and an RCA VCR player. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 1 Dec. 2022 In 2006, Fitzpatrick launched her own production company, VCR, with a focus on music projects. Lily Moayeri, Variety, 19 Oct. 2021

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Word History


videocassette recorder

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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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 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

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

videocassette recorder

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