recorder

noun
re·​cord·​er | \ ri-ˈkȯr-dər How to pronounce recorder (audio) \

Definition of recorder

1a : the chief judicial magistrate of some British cities and boroughs
b : a municipal judge with criminal jurisdiction of first instance and sometimes limited civil jurisdiction
2 : one that records
3 : any of a group of wind instruments ranging from soprano to bass that are characterized by a conical tube, a whistle mouthpiece, and eight finger holes

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The flight-recorder data is presented as a series of line graphs that give a clear picture of what was going on with the aircraft systems as the plane taxied on the ground, took off and flew for just 11 minutes. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Lion Air pilots struggled against Boeing’s 737 MAX flight-control system, black-box data shows," 27 Nov. 2018 Ecology undergraduate researcher Karen Wang drops her fine-mesh bee net, whips out a small recorder and leans in to observe Yellow 54 climbing into the bluebell’s long tubular blooms. Kristin Ohlson, Discover Magazine, "How Cheaters Prosper," 28 Sep. 2018 Divers already have recovered a digital recorder from the boat. Fox News, "Sunken duck boat to be raised after deadly Missouri accident," 23 July 2018 The late Mayor Ed Lee appointed Tang to the board in 2013 when Supervisor Carmen Chu became assessor-recorder. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "Nine candidates file to run for District Four supervisor in SF," 18 June 2018 The victim’s mother then bought a recorder to obtain proof of Cosby admitting to his crimes. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Bill Cosby Accuser Revists Choice to Speak Out: "I Didn't Think Anybody Would Believe Me"," 1 June 2018 The Survey USA poll also asked voters about the lower-profile race for county assessor-recorder-clerk, which pits two-term incumbent Ernest Dronenburg Jr. against Matthew Strabone, an attorney. John Wilkens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Incumbents lead in county races, but many voters undecided, new poll shows," 14 May 2018 The only exceptions to the investigative freeze are four board experts helping download and analyze the cockpit-voice recorder recovered from the Lion Air passenger jet that crashed in Indonesia at the end of October. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Employee Furloughs Virtually Shut Down Accident Inquiries and Other Work at NTSB," 18 Jan. 2019 Both the camera and the voice recorder fed into the same server, which recorded over older files every 30 days. Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, "State admits recording jail conversations between defense lawyers and clients," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of recorder

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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recorder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of recorder

: a device that records sounds or images or both so that they can be heard or seen again
: a musical instrument that is shaped like a tube with holes and that is played by blowing into the top of the tube
: a judge in some courts of law

recorder

noun
re·​cord·​er | \ ri-ˈkȯr-dər How to pronounce recorder (audio) \

Kids Definition of recorder

1 : a person or device that records a digital video recorder
2 : a musical instrument like a long hollow whistle with eight holes for the fingers

recorder

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re·​cord·​er

Legal Definition of recorder

1 : a judge of a municipal court
2 : a public officer charged with making a record of writings or transactions (as conveyances) a recorder of deeds

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