Meaning of RECORDER in English

RECORDER

n.1 an apparatus for recording, esp. a tape recorder.

2 a a keeper of records. b a person who makes an official record.

3 Brit. a a barrister or solicitor of at least ten years' standing, appointed to serve as a part-time judge. b hist. a judge in certain courts.

4 Mus. a woodwind instrument like a flute but blown through the end and having a more hollow tone.

Derivatives:

recordership n. (in sense 3).

Etymology: ME f. AF recordour, OF recordeur & f. RECORD (in obs. sense 'practise a tune')

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.