from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for a teletypewriter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A type-printing telegraph.


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  • Edgar Hoover sent a Teletype report to the president and carbon copied the heads of the CIA, army, and air force, the White House situation room, the secretary of state, and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

    Burial for a King

  • In 1968, Computerworld reported on a carrying case that turned a Teletype machine into a 75-pound mobile terminal -- wheels were optional.

    Boing Boing

  • The OSS offices fairly hummed with a barely repressed sense of seriousness and self-importance, which was reinforced by the urgent clatter of the Teletype and the pressing business of the brass, who were usually flanked by aides.

    A Covert Affair

  • Teletype: Due to near exhaustion of Army troops, who have endured rain, snow and other inclement weather while traversing treacherous, steep, hilly, vine, tree and brush covered areas, Lt. Col.

    The Curse of D.B. Cooper

  • After the lists had been checked and rechecked, the cleared names came back from headquarters to the Jacksonville Field Office via Teletype.

    The Kennedy Detail

  • "The original Teletype factory buildings are in Lakeview, not far from Wrigley Field."

    "1970s lifestyle 'protects planet.'"

  • The original Teletype factory buildings are in Lakeview, not far from Wrigley Field.

    "1970s lifestyle 'protects planet.'"

  • We banged out our messages on a GE Teletype-style terminal.

    Scripting News for 10/28/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • I was using a crude email system in 1968-1972 in the US Navy with a Teletype machine.

    Scripting News for 10/28/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • The packet switching was introduced and new telecom companies were set up for this, while old companies like Teletype tried for low-cost, low-speed information delivery.

    Archive 2008-08-18


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