Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is skilled in telegraphy; one whose occupation is the sending of telegraphic messages, especially by the electric telegraph; a telegraph-operator.
- n. historical A telegraph operator, one who sent telegrams.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who sends telegraphic messages; a telegraphic operator; a telegraphist.
- n. someone who transmits messages by telegraph
- telegraph + -er (Wiktionary)
“Some of these have passed into the slang of the day, ` ` 73 '' being well known as a telegrapher's expression of compliments or good wishes, while ` ` 23 '' is an accident or death message, and has been given broader popular significance as a general synonym for ` ` hoodoo. '”
“Some of these have passed into the slang of the day, "73" being well known as a telegrapher's expression of compliments or good wishes, while "23" is an accident or death message, and has been given broader popular significance as”
“But when we come to the case of the nervously broken-down school teacher, or the worn-out telegrapher, that is another matter.”
“Grant later recalled his telegrapher handing him the wire, chuckling as he read it and telling those around him, "The president has more nerve than any of his advisers.”
“Abel, the "telegrapher," a con man who develops a conscience.”
“We met in the lobby at the appointed time and there began a momentous occasion of my life; to think that I, an ordinary railroad telegrapher should have the rare privilege of companionship with Jack London whose very name was a symbol of greatness in the field of literature.”
“But if the poor telegrapher cherishes the delusion that he is a good telegrapher, and at the same time disdains all other employments, he will have no employment at all, or he will be so poor at all other employments that he will work only now and again in lieu of better men.”
“Thus, the poor telegrapher may develop into an excellent wood-chopper.”
“Next he used the telescope to look at the succeeding tower in the chain, to control if the next telegrapher had copied the symbol correctly.”
“Every tower had a telegrapher, looking through the telescope at the previous tower in the chain.”
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