Definitions

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

  • n. One that tunes: a piano tuner.
  • n. A device for tuning, especially an electronic circuit or device used to select signals at a specific radio frequency for amplification and conversion to sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who tunes a piano.
  • n. A device, electronic or mechanical, that helps a person tune a musical instrument by showing the deviation of the played pitch from the desired pitch.
  • n. On a musical instrument, a peg or mechanical device that changes the tension, and hence pitch, of a string.
  • n. The component of an audio system that receives radio broadcasts.
  • n. A musical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who tunes; especially, one whose occupation is to tune musical instruments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who tunes or puts in tune; also. one who makes music or sings.
  • n. Specifically One whose occupation it is to put musical instruments in proper tune and repair.
  • n. In organ-building, an adjustable flap or opening near the top of a flue-pipe, whereby the effective length of the air-column may be altered, so as to alter the pitch of the tone.

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

  • n. an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
  • n. someone who tunes pianos

Etymologies

to tune + -er (Wiktionary)

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  • Writing a page tuner is a craft which can be learnt; though, it doesn’t hurt to have some literary alchemy at your fingertips.

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  • My current thinking is to buy a hard disk-based recorder with built-in tuner, or even take up my cable operator’s deal of a low-rental recorder offered with their digital service.

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  • And perhaps most worrisome for the industry is the recent disappearance of that iconic American character: the new-car enthusiast, otherwise known as the tuner, motor head, speed freak, buff, nut and zealot.

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  • Plugging the TV into the tuner, which is the size of a laptop power pack, and the tuner into his laptop, Laurie is able to use his laptop to pick up content through hotel TVs that the backend system is broadcasting but not currently displaying on the TV.

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  • Miss Blake, who never listened to what any one said, took it for granted that the little girl was the tuner for whom M. le Proprietaire had promised to send; and having bestowed on her a condescending nod, passed out into the garden, where she told some of the visitors that the piano had been tuned at last, and that the tuner was a young woman of rather eccentric appearance.

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  • He calls a tuner and finds out that the piano will not hold a tune because the pin block is too loose.

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