tape deck
noun Date: 1949 a device used to play back and often to record on magnetic tape that usually has to be connected to an audio system

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tape deck — Tape deck, n. an electroinic device for recording and playing back sounds on magnetic tape; usually it needs to be connected to an amplifier system for playback. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tape deck — tape decks also tape deck N COUNT A tape deck is the machine on which you can play or record cassette tapes …   English dictionary

  • tape deck — n the part of a ↑tape recorder that winds the tape, and records and plays back sound …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tape deck — ☆ tape deck n. 1. a magnetic recording device consisting of a tape transport, heads, and preamplifiers, but not amplifiers or speakers 2. a component of an audio system containing such a mechanism and used to record and play back magnetic tapes,… …   English World dictionary

  • tape deck — tape ,deck noun count a piece of equipment for playing TAPES, especially music CASSETTES, that is part of a set of equipment containing SPEAKERS and an AMPLIFIER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tape deck — tape′ deck n. hfi a component of an audio system for playing tapes, using an external amplifier and speakers • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • tape deck — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of equipment for playing audio tapes, as part of a stereo system …   English terms dictionary

  • tape deck — noun electronic equipment for making or playing magnetic tapes (but without amplifiers or speakers); a component in an audio system • Hypernyms: ↑electronic equipment • Hyponyms: ↑cassette deck • Part Holonyms: ↑audio system, ↑sound system …   Useful english dictionary

  • tape deck — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tape deck : singular tape deck plural tape decks a piece of equipment for playing tapes, especially music cassettes, that is part of a set of equipment containing speakers and an amplifier …   English dictionary

  • tape-deck — see tape deck …   English dictionary

  • tape deck — noun (C) the part of a tape recorder that winds the tape, and records and plays back sound …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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