Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic device for recording and playing back video images and sound on a videocassette.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • videocassette recorder. Plays and records video cassettes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a videocasette recorder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a magnetic tape recorder for recording (and playing back) TV programs

Etymologies

v(ideo)c(assette) r(ecorder).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • He has said that the VCR is the greatest friend that the American film producer ever had.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Mpeg-VCR is awesome for clipping out commercials or what-not because you can customize a clip without re-encoding.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Movie Editing Software Recommendation

  • “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone,” he stated.

    Late MPAA boss Valenti a ‘humanitarian’

  • The VCR is borked, and skips over half the channels we have available through our cable service.

    No, it's not all right.

  • Jack Valenti famously told Congress in 1982, "The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman home alone."

    Valenti on the VCR

  • I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • If those aftermarkets are decimated, shrunken, collapsed because of what I am going to be explaining to you in a minute, because of the fact that the VCR is stripping those things clean, those markets clean of our profit potential, you are going to have devastation in this marketplace.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • "I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone."

    Boing Boing: March 27, 2005 - April 2, 2005 Archives

  • “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone,” he intoned darkly.

    Forget p2p: think SneakerNet

  • The VCR is set up to tape Smallville tonight, since I'll be at writer's group.

    Everybody Limbo

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