teletype

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noun tele·type \ˈte-lə-ˌtīp\

Definition of teletype

  1. 1 or less commonly Teletype :  a printing device resembling a typewriter that is used to send and receive telephonic signals —formerly a U.S. registered trademark —called also teletypewriter

  2. 2 :  a message sent by a teletype machine

1890

First Known Use of teletype

1890


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