videocassette recorder


: vcr

Examples of videocassette recorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1975: Sony unveiled Betamax, the first home videocassette recorder, or VCR, format to capture video from a television. Lorenzino Estrada, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2024 The first videocassette recorder widely purchased for home use, Sony’s Betamax, came on the market in 1975, followed the next year by a competing format from the company JVC. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 Until then, cars like the Ford Mustang Mach-E or Chevrolet Bolt will come with technology that may eventually become obsolete, the equivalent of Betamax videocassette recorders. Jack Ewing, New York Times, 31 Aug. 2023 In the case of the Sturmfel killings, Gaskin stole a clock, two lamps, and a videocassette recorder, which were found at his residence after the killings. Claire Thornton, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2023 After taking lamps, videocassette recorders, cash and jewelry, Gaskins left and went to the home of Joseph and Mary Rector, according to the filing. Jim Saunders, Orlando Sentinel, 13 Mar. 2023 His team presented the original TRS-80 prototype — cobbled together from a black-and-white RCA monitor, a keyboard and a videocassette recorder — to Tandy’s chief executive, Charles Tandy, and to Lewis Kornfeld, the president of RadioShack, in January 1977. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Missing were a videocassette recorder, jewelry, rolls of quarters and some clothing. Edmund H. Mahony,, 23 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of videocassette recorder was in 1969

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“Videocassette recorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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