tun·​er | \ˈtü-nər, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuner 

1 : one that tunes a piano tuner

2 : something used for tuning specifically : the part of a receiving set that converts radio signals into audio or video signals

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The Blackloud AF1 FM headset works by building its FM tuner into an in-line control box, while the cable functions as the antenna. Jon Porter, The Verge, "These headphones bring FM radio to your iPhone," 30 Oct. 2018 The confusion can be summarized with the four different ways to change the radio stations, including a tuner dial by the pad, the pad itself, steering wheel controls, and the vehicle info display. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: 2018 Lexus LC 500 is both beauty and beast," 2 Oct. 2017 After the untimely death of his father George trained as a piano tuner and technician at Steinway to support his mother and younger sister. courant.com, "George W. Krippenstapel," 30 Mar. 2018 Celebrities such as Jerry Seinfeld and Patrick Dempsey mix with tuners, artists, brand ambassadors, fanboys, and the kind of hip concessioners usually absent from concourses. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, "Our Entirely Subjective Guide to the Most Important Good-Weather Automotive Events of the Year," 2 Mar. 2018 In this case Desmond O’Keeffe, a 65-year-old London piano tuner and teacher, dreams of bringing a fine piano to a tiny village called Lingshed, 14,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Piano to Zanskar': Film Review | Edinburgh 2018," 5 July 2018 Meanwhile, two full-time piano tuners were standing by, along with the groundskeepers, to make sure all proceeded smoothly in the garden. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas," 5 July 2018 That cracking open the engine resulted in only five additional horsepower is disappointing, especially considering what tuners—and Subaru itself—have been able to extract from the august but aging EJ25 engine in past models. James Tate, Car and Driver, "2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA," 6 Feb. 2018 The Nogaro Edition is even better: It can be specified with a power upgrade by Audi’s racing partner, the tuner Abt Sportsline, which jacks maximum power to 705 horsepower and torque to 649 lb-ft. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, "705-HP Nogaro Edition Audi RS6 Stirs Our Wagon Lust," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tuner

circa 1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tuner was circa 1801

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English Language Learners Definition of tuner

: a person who tunes musical instruments

: an electronic device that changes radio signals into sounds or images

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