Meaning of RECORDER in English

RECORDER

■ noun

1》 an apparatus for recording sound, pictures, or data.

2》 a person who keeps records.

3》 ( Recorder ) (in England and Wales) a barrister appointed to serve as a part-time judge.

↘ Brit. historical a judge in certain courts.

4》 a simple woodwind instrument without keys, played by blowing air through a shaped mouthpiece.

Derivatives

~ship noun

Origin

ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr. recordour , from OFr. ~ 'bring to remembrance'; partly reinforced by the verb record (also used in the obs. sense 'practise a tune').

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