Share this entry

Share this page

telegraphist

Line breaks: tel¦eg|raph|ist
Pronunciation: /tɪˈlɛɡrəfɪst
 
/

Definition of telegraphist in English:

noun

A person skilled or employed in telegraphy.
Example sentences
  • Skilled telegraphists had relayed Morse code messages along the line from Adelaide to Darwin and overseas, and vice versa.
  • In the early 20th century, telegraphists in the UK began experiencing ‘telegraphist's cramp ’, a condition thought to be caused by the rapid, repetitive movements required to send Morse code.
  • Andrew, a telegraphist of the Royal Engineers, also recorded an example of this battle-weary mood in a letter sent from the front.

Definition of telegraphist in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vigesimal
Pronunciation: vɪˈdʒɛsɪm(ə)l
adjective
relating to or based on the number twenty