Definition of repeater
: one that repeats: such asa : one who relates or recitesb : a watch or clock with a striking mechanism that upon pressure of a spring will indicate the time in hours or quarters and sometimes minutesc : a firearm having a magazine that holds a number of cartridges loaded one at a time into the chamber by the action of the pieced : a habitual violator of the lawse : one who votes illegally by casting more than one ballot in an electionf : a student enrolled in a class or course for a second or subsequent timeg : a device for receiving communication signals and delivering corresponding amplified ones
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Shortly after becoming its prize engineer and reportedly inventing either a telephone repeater or the first loudspeaker, Tesla job-hopped to the Continental Edison Company in Paris.
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First Known Use of repeater
REPEATER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of repeater for English Language Learners
: a gun that fires several times without needing to be reloaded
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