wire recorder

noun

: a magnetic recorder using a thin wire as the recording medium
wire-recording noun

Examples of wire recorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The machine used a 45-rpm record player for the announcements and a wire recorder to tape messages for playback. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Apr. 2021 An uncle introduced him to the wire recorder, starting him on a hobby that would become a profession. Neil Genzlinger, BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wire recorder was in 1934

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“Wire recorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20recorder. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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