teletype

noun tele·type \ ˈte-lə-ˌtīp \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

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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1890

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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