tape deck


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 While working as a court reporter, Gray also began collaborating with Alfredo Villar, the bassist and songwriter with seminal Atlanta group the Fans, recording songs on a four-track tape deck, to which Price would add guitar. Bo Emerson, ajc, 19 Oct. 2021 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, 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, 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, 20 July 2019 Chained to the desk next to them were cheap cassette tape decks. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 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, 3 July 2019 The prevailing technologies are tape decks and Polaroids. Christopher Beha, Harper's magazine, 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, 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of tape deck

1949, in the meaning defined above

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8 Nov 2021

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“Tape deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tape%20deck. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tape deck

: a machine that plays and records sounds on magnetic tape

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Kids Definition of tape deck

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


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