wirephoto

noun
wire·​pho·​to | \ ˈwī(-ə)r-ˈfō-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce wirephoto (audio) \

Definition of wirephoto

: a photograph transmitted by electrical signals over telephone wires

First Known Use of wirephoto

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wirephoto

from Wirephoto, a trademark

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“Wirephoto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wirephoto. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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