re·​peat·​er | \ri-ˈpē-tər \

Definition of repeater 

: one that repeats: such as

a : one who relates or recites

b : a watch or clock with a striking mechanism that upon pressure of a spring will indicate the time in hours or quarters and sometimes minutes

c : a firearm having a magazine that holds a number of cartridges loaded one at a time into the chamber by the action of the piece

d : a habitual violator of the laws

e : one who votes illegally by casting more than one ballot in an election

f : a student enrolled in a class or course for a second or subsequent time

g : a device for receiving communication signals and delivering corresponding amplified ones

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Weimer said Phantom has 12-shot, 500-gram repeaters that sustain a multi-color show for 30 to 40 seconds. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Fireworks retailers prepare for July 4: 'Most of the people are looking for loud and colorful'," 29 June 2018 Considering Boston would all but have to be paying the repeater tax that season in this scenario, that would put Boston's payroll at an astronomical $254 million - a number that would only keep going up. Tim Bontemps,, "The case for the Celtics to consider a Kyrie Irving trade this summer," 13 June 2018 But the Cavs had the highest payroll in the league in 2017-18 and owner Dan Gilbert is in repeater tax purgatory for years of exceeding the salary cap. Tribune News Service,, "LeBron James' free agency decision: Family priorities, 'championship mode' could collide," 9 June 2018 Police told Channel 2 Action News someone stole a repeater sometime in the last few weeks that communicated with more than two dozens sirens across Alpharetta and Milton. Zachary Hansen, ajc, "Alpharetta, Milton tornado sirens knocked offline due to stolen equipment," 15 June 2018 The Warriors will pay the repeater tax and the luxury tax next season, Durant will command close to $30 million annually, and Thompson and Green are due for extensions over the next two years. Ben Ladner,, "Golden State Warriors Off-Season Preview: Kevin Durant Appears to Be a Safe Bet to Resign," 10 June 2018 To learn more, the team periodically monitored the repeater across several months using two of the world’s largest radio telescopes, Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia. Lee Billings, Scientific American, "Dead Stars Orbiting Black Holes May Explain Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts," 10 Jan. 2018 Englund's goal is to find materials with just the right atomic defects to form the heart of those quantum repeaters. Neil Savage, Scientific American, "What Are the Limits of Manipulating Nature?," 8 May 2018 Provide a framework for future technological expansion and help take some burden off of the cellular repeater system potentially improving communications for emergency responders, event staff, and customers. Karen Farkas,, "Buckeye fans will finally have WiFi in Ohio Stadium and Schottenstein Center - but not until 2019," 6 Apr. 2018

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of repeater

: a gun that fires several times without needing to be reloaded

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