repeater

noun 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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First Known Use of repeater

1598


REPEATER Defined for English Language Learners

repeater

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Definition of repeater for English Language Learners

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


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