Definition of teletypewriter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌteləˈtīpˌrīdər/


chiefly US
A teleprinter.
Example sentences
  • Many of those machines had only a few kilobytes of memory; disk storage was equally scant; the standard means of communicating with the computer was a hard-copy teletypewriter or a text-only video terminal.
  • Field telephones and teleprinters (teletypewriters), using land lines or temporary wire, were also used extensively, especially in the rear areas.
  • Matt loved the potable teletypewriter he'd found online.

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Syllabification: tel·e·type·writ·er

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