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Repeater definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REPE'ATER, n.
1. One that repeats; one that recites or rehearses.
2. A watch that strikes the hours at will, by the compression of a spring.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person who repeats; "the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times"
2: someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior) [syn: recidivist, repeater, habitual criminal]
3: a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading [syn: repeating firearm, repeater]
4: (electronics) electronic device that amplifies a signal before transmitting it again; "repeaters can be used in computer networks to extend cabling distances"

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1598 one that repeats: as a. one who relates or recites b. a watch or clock with a striking mechanism that upon pressure of a spring will indicate the time in hours or quarters and sometimes minutes c. a firearm having a magazine that holds a number of cartridges loaded one at a time into the chamber by the action of the piece d. a habitual violator of the laws e. one who votes illegally by casting more than one ballot in an election f. a student enrolled in a class or course for a second or subsequent time g. a device for receiving communication signals and delivering corresponding amplified ones

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person or thing that repeats. 2 a firearm which fires several shots without reloading. 3 a watch or clock which repeats its last strike when required. 4 a device for the automatic re-transmission or amplification of an electrically transmitted message. 5 a signal lamp indicating the state of another that is invisible.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Repeater Re*peat"er (-?r), n. One who, or that which, repeats. Specifically: (a) A watch with a striking apparatus which, upon pressure of a spring, will indicate the time, usually in hours and quarters. (b) A repeating firearm. (c) (Teleg.) An instrument for resending a telegraphic message automatically at an intermediate point.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Revolver.

Moby Thesaurus

automatic, backslider, ballot-box stuffer, balloter, blowgun, blowpipe, elector, firearm, flamethrower, floater, fraudulent voter, gat, gun, handgun, heater, lost lamb, musket, peashooter, piece, pistol, prodigal son, proxy, recidivist, registered voter, returnee, reversioner, reversionist, revolver, rifle, rod, sawed-off shotgun, shooting iron, shotgun, six-gun, six-shooter, two-time loser, voter



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