from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tape recorder and player having no built-in amplifiers or speakers, used as a component in an audio system.
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- n. tape recorder
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an electroinic device for recording and playing back sounds on magnetic tape; usually it needs to be connected to an amplifier system for playback.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. electronic equipment for making or playing magnetic tapes (but without amplifiers or speakers); a component in an audio system
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Ferris has a state-of-the-art stereo; in 1986, I was still using the receiver and tape deck that came with my 1979 Soundesign stereo unit.
On the way home from the police station, Julia popped Teddy’s old tape in the Trooper’s tape deck and heard her children, years before, pleading, making a promise they wouldn’t keep to a man who wouldn’t hold them to it.
I slipped a Lenny Breau cassette into th tape deck and hoped that the guitarist's fluid genius would take my mind far away from plastic rooms