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 . 2012