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

  • n. A mechanical device for recording on magnetic tape and usually for playing back the recorded material.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an electromechanical device use to record and play back sound, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an electroinic device for recording and playing back sounds on magnetic tape; it often has an integrated microphone, amplifier, and speaker, and in such cases requires no additional equipment other than the magnetic tape for recording or playback.

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

  • n. a magnetic recorder using magnetic tape


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  • Black Cap laughed, then became somber as Bald Head-Tattoo came into the room, a small black portable tape recorder in his hand.

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