teletypewriter

noun
tele·​type·​writ·​er | \ ˌte-lə-ˈtīp-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce teletypewriter (audio) \

Definition of teletypewriter

: teletype sense 1 abbreviation TTY

Examples of teletypewriter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The teletypewriter process is burdensome, especially if both parties don’t have access to one, Robertson said. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, 20 Sep. 2019 For example, a deaf inmate trying to talk with a deaf person outside must first type a message into the teletypewriter. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, 20 Sep. 2019 Baudot’s teletype machine, also called a teletypewriter, used a five-key keyboard, write Froehlich and Kent. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of teletypewriter

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teletypewriter was in 1903

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“Teletypewriter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teletypewriter. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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teletypewriter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teletypewriter

chiefly US : a machine that prints written messages that have been sent using a telephone system

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