from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small portable radio using transistorized circuitry.
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- n. a small portable radio receiver having transistors rather than thermionic valves; popular from the late 1950s
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Seated in the wicker chair with the transistor radio on the table beside me, I embark on a study of Mrs. Hakim's wallpaper while I listen to Gavin, our Central Africa correspondent, giving us the story so far:
Unable to sleep, I tiptoe to the bathroom with my transistor radio and listen through the headphones to the BBC news on Radio 4.
Juana Morgan held a small transistor radio that poured out static as she frantically turned the tuning knob this way and that.
She was working in her garden with a little transistor radio perched near her, listening to a broadcast about the three young civil rights workers who had disappeared in Mississippi, when the phone rang and Amy Fox, an old friend from Meyersville, came screaming on about Samantha.