teletype

noun
tele·type | \ˈte-lə-ˌtīp \

Definition of teletype 

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 : a message sent by a teletype machine

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News flowed slowly before the internet age; teletype machines clacked out stories at 66 words per minute. Jay Reeves, Fox News, "AP was there: Journalists recall covering MLK assassination," 5 Apr. 2018 His elementary school had a teletype machine that was connected to a mainframe computer. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "Jeff Bezos opens up about his childhood—and ignores Miami | Miami Herald," 2 May 2018 News flowed slowly before the internet age; teletype machines clacked out stories at 66 words per minute. Jay Reeves, Fox News, "AP was there: Journalists recall covering MLK assassination," 5 Apr. 2018 News flowed slowly before the internet age; teletype machines clacked out stories at 66 words per minute. Jay Reeves, Fox News, "AP was there: Journalists recall covering MLK assassination," 5 Apr. 2018 News flowed slowly before the internet age; teletype machines clacked out stories at 66 words per minute. Jay Reeves, Fox News, "AP was there: Journalists recall covering MLK assassination," 5 Apr. 2018 News flowed slowly before the internet age; teletype machines clacked out stories at 66 words per minute. Jay Reeves, Fox News, "AP was there: Journalists recall covering MLK assassination," 5 Apr. 2018 That morning, newsrooms across the United States erupted with the ringing of bells on teletype machines. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, ""A Faithful Mirror": The San Diego Union-Tribune's first 150 years," 15 Apr. 2018 News flowed slowly before the internet age; teletype machines clacked out stories at 66 words per minute. Jay Reeves, Fox News, "AP was there: Journalists recall covering MLK assassination," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of teletype

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of teletype was in 1890

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