portapak

noun

por·​ta·​pak
variants or portapack
ˈpō(r)təˌpak,
ˈpȯ(r)-
plural -s
: a portable combination of a television camera and videotape recorder

Word History

Etymology

porta(ble) + pak (alteration of pack entry 1) or pack entry 1

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of portapak was in 1969

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“Portapak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portapak. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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