barretter

noun
bar·​ret·​ter | \ bəˈretə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of barretter

: an early form of radio detector operating by increased resistance when subjected to the influence of electric waves

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History and Etymology for barretter

modification of Old French bareter to exchange

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“Barretter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barretter. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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