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

  • n. An early radio receiver using a crystal detector.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An early radio receiver, having no electrical power supply except the radio waves themselves; it used a crystal of lead or cadmium sulphide and a wire (the cat's whisker) touching the crystal's surface.

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

  • n. an early radio receiver using a crystal detector

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Examples

  •     It looked like a parody of a human skull, with a batlike face, and cold, impassive eyes of colored crystal set in the unfamiliar blue-tinted metal.

    The Brothers' War

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