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

Definition of teletypewriter

: teletype sense 1 abbreviation TTY

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Baudot’s teletype machine, also called a teletypewriter, used a five-key keyboard, write Froehlich and Kent. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "The Roots of Computer Code Lie in Telegraph Code," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of teletypewriter

1903, in the meaning defined above

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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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