tele·​print·​er | \ ˈte-lə-ˌprin-tər How to pronounce teleprinter (audio) \

Definition of teleprinter

: a device capable of producing hard copy from signals received over a communications circuit especially : teletypewriter

Examples of teleprinter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the telegram The news came not over the teleprinter but in a bland government document posted online: Western Union is laying off 169 employees and essentially shuttering its San Francisco office, the home of WU Digital. Owen Thomas,, "Western Union beats a strategic retreat from San Francisco," 28 Aug. 2019 What most people don't know is that the classic game, which dates back to the 1970s and was originally played on pre-screen teleprinter, was thought up by three public school teachers trying to make learning about American history more fun. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Learn the Surprising History of 'Oregon Trail' in a Five Minute Mini-Doc," 3 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of teleprinter

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Teleprinter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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