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

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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 Will spare tires eventually disappear altogether, in a similar way features such as cassette tape decks have? Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Automakers ditch spare tire to reduce weight, get better m.p.g.," 18 Oct. 2017 The original version was one of the first animatronic toys ever, featuring a cassette tape deck inside the stuffed animal that played songs. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "UPDATE: The New Teddy Ruxpin Is Selling Out Everywhere," 5 Oct. 2017

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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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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