tape deck

noun

Definition of tape deck

: a device used to play back and often to record on magnetic tape that usually has to be connected to an audio system

Examples of tape deck in a Sentence

a stereo system that includes a tape deck
Recent Examples on the Web The rooms are packed with analog gear that Vogelman has been collecting since the 1980s, including a Studer 2-inch tape deck, the kind of machine that studios were ditching 10 years ago. Sasha Frere-jones, Billboard, "Inside the New Brooklyn Studio That Has Hosted James Blake and D'Angelo," 28 Jan. 2019 That company, the suit says, developed a campaign in which the sleek Juul device was shown alongside obsolete technologies like a massive cellular phone or a boombox with a tape deck. Evan Simko-bednarski, CNN, "Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children's websites," 13 Feb. 2020 The celebration included dancing by the Honey Bears cheerleading squad and guard Revie Sorey controlling the tape deck. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 48, Doug Buffone," 20 July 2019 Chained to the desk next to them were cheap cassette tape decks. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "First encounter: Ohio Challenger 2P (and its 4KB of RAM)," 2 Sep. 2019 The beautifully designed, easy-to-use TPS-L2 was the device that liberated the cassette from living room hi-fis and car tape decks to truly make music portable. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "The brand that kicked off the portable music revolution is now a walking zombie," 3 July 2019 The prevailing technologies are tape decks and Polaroids. Christopher Beha, Harper's magazine, "Mallo My!," 10 Mar. 2019 This speaks to the whole idea that a fair number of Americans aren't driving new whips; many people are pushing boxy cars that still have tape decks. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Here's what you missed in Childish Gambino's 'This is America' video | The Kansas City Star," 7 May 2018 Will spare tires eventually disappear altogether, in a similar way features such as cassette tape decks have gone away? Frank Witsil, USA TODAY, "Why so many automakers are ditching spare tires," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tape deck

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Tape deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tape%20deck. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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tape deck

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tape deck

: a machine that plays and records sounds on magnetic tape

tape deck

noun

Kids Definition of tape deck

: a device used to play back and often to record on magnetic tapes

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