Meaning of RECORDER in English

RECORDER

/ rɪˈkɔːdə(r); NAmE -ˈkɔːrd-/ noun

1.

(in compounds) a machine for recording sound or pictures or both :

a tape / cassette / video / DVD recorder

—see also flight recorder

2.

a musical instrument in the shape of a pipe that you blow into, with holes that you cover with your fingers

3.

a judge in a court in some parts of Britain and the US

4.

a person who keeps a record of events or facts

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (denoting a kind of judge): from Anglo-Norman French recordour , from Old French recorder bring to remembrance; partly reinforced by the verb record (also used in the obsolete sense practise a tune : see sense 2).

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