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  • noun A teletypewriter.

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  • noun dated A combined electromechanical typewriter and printer, often with an integrated paper tape reader/printer, connected to others or to a computer via the telephone system.

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  • noun a character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter


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  • The exhibition's statement that Bauer's stubbornness made a skeptical Mossad probe Ricardo Klement's identity is an admirable concession that Israeli espionage owes one of its major achievements to a Diaspora Jew, a gratitude expressed also through the display of the teleprinter and tickertape by which an agent was ordered to inform Bauer of Eichmann's kidnapping.

    How Israeli Spies Pulled It Off Amotz Asa-El 2012

  • The BBC's classified football results on Final Score, once part of Grandstand, now soldiering on alone since the demise of the corporation's flagship television sports production, have provided a calm, soothing counterpoint to the dramatic tappity‑tap-taps of the teleprinter in its various guises since the feature was inaugurated in 1958.

    BBC's Tim Gudgin calls time with: Airdrie United 11, Gala Fairydean 0 | Rob Bagchi 2011

  • At lunchtime the editor of the East African Standard telephoned the princess's secretary, Martin Charteris, at the Outspan to ask if the teleprinter reports were true.

    The day Princess Elizabeth became Queen 2012

  • She would go away when we sprayed teleprinter lubricant (we had large supplies but no machine following two of us being sent on the ‘relevant’ week of training) behind her to dispel the phantom officers who were spying on her.

    Police Complaints – The Shocking Truth! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2010

  • Gingrich adds that if he is the Republican nominee he will dog Obama's re-election campaign by turning up four hours after the president speaks in any place to give his own speech "but without a teleprinter".2.26pm: Here's a smart piece by Kevin Drum of Mother Jones on whether Newt Gingrich is any good at debating or not.

    Florida primary campaign and SOTU build-up – live coverage 2012

  • It's classic Furst – elegantly written, faultlessly researched, full of lovely details such as the illicit rebetiko music in the clubs where Zannis goes to smoke hashish, and the Siemens teleprinter in his office.

    Thrillers John O 2010

  • The first improved designs included an acoustic coupler that converted audio tones received from the telephone handset resting in a cradle to typed messages on the teleprinter.

    First TTY for deaf phone communication on display BA Haller 2008

  • I started to break in, and as it turned out, the two rooms contained the supersecret teleprinter of the Warsaw Pact [the Soviet-led military alliance].

    Shipyard Of Solidarity 2008

  • CSI and Law & Order are the first two that spring to my mind; use of torchlight to add mood, teleprinter location/timeframe subtitles, the male/female pairing (which had previously been male good cop/male bad cop).

    Top 10 Sci-Fi Shows: Number 9 - The X-Files | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News 2005

  • The X-Files grew up just as the audience was becoming personally familiar with mobile phones, and with this plot device, plus the teleprinter location/timeframe subtitles, created fast paced stories with virtually no let-up that ensured the audience remained glued to the screen.

    Top 10 Sci-Fi Shows: Number 9 - The X-Files | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News 2005


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