Meaning of RECORDER in English


/ri kawr"deuhr/ , n.

1. a person who records, esp. as an official duty.

2. Eng. Law.

a. a judge in a city or borough court.

b. (formerly) the legal adviser of a city or borough, with responsibility for keeping a record of legal actions and local customs.

3. a recording or registering apparatus or device.

4. a device for recording sound, images, or data by electrical, magnetic, or optical means.

5. an end-blown flute having a fipple mouthpiece, eight finger holes, and a soft, mellow tone.

[ 1275-1325; ME recorder wind instrument (see RECORD, -ER 1 ), recordour legal official ( recordour, OF recordeour ) ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .