from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A telegrapher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One skilled in telegraphy; a telegrapher.

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  • noun A telegrapher.

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

  • noun someone who transmits messages by telegraph


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  • He was seven years older than me, a definite and determined leader in the Communist Party back home, and employed here on its behalf in the House of the Comintern, as a kind of telegraphist whose job it was to send the party line home.

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  • As the novel's protagonist, Lillian, meets up with these characters -- a homosexual actor, a black prostitute, an isolated telegraphist in the Yukon, etc. -- the narrative becomes only more labored and the characters themselves only more an obvious effort to compensate for the fact the Lillian is essentially a cipher.

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  • Each machine carried a crew of four, an officer, a sergeant as second pilot, a wireless telegraphist and an air-gunner.

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  • Throughout the war worked for the Post Office as a telegraphist and counter clerk. 1949 obtained Inter-Diocesan Certificate in Social Work.

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  • It was only far on in the night that the weary telegraphist got an answer to his calls, but then the messages came clear and strong.

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  • Radioukacz (Polish) a person who worked as a telegraphist for the resistance movements again Soviet ocupation in the countries behind the former Iron Curtain

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  • He retraced his steps to the telegraphist, and wrote out a second telegram to Mycroft:

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  • In the end, he turned abruptly back and walked in the direction of his telegraphist.

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  • As we passed the station window, at which a pale, red-haired telegraphist with upstanding curls and a faded, broad-cheeked face was sitting beside his apparatus, the officer heaved a sigh and said:

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  • Later the chief-telegraphist stopped in — the bookworm.

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