wirephoto

noun

wire·​pho·​to ˈwī(-ə)r-ˈfō-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce wirephoto (audio)
: a photograph transmitted by electrical signals over telephone wires

Word History

Etymology

from Wirephoto, a trademark

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wirephoto was in 1935

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“Wirephoto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wirephoto. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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