Meaning of RECORDER in English
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.
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').
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004