noun Date: 14th century one that receives: as a. treasurer b. (1) a person appointed to hold in trust and administer property under litigation (2) a person appointed to settle the affairs of a business involving a public interest or to manage a corporation during reorganization c. one that receives stolen goods ; fence d. a device for converting signals (as electromagnetic waves) into audio or visual form: as (1) a device in a telephone for converting electric impulses or varying current into sound (2) a radio receiver with a tuner and amplifier on one chassis e. (1) catcher (2) a member of the offensive team in football eligible to catch a forward pass

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