repeater

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re·peat·er

 (rĭ-pē′tər)
n.
1. One that repeats: "[The] tourists are mainly repeaters from the United States and Canada who come for the peace and quiet" (James Kerr).
2. A watch or clock with a pressure-activated mechanism that strikes the hour.
3. A repeating firearm.
4. A device used to amplify digital or analog signals in order to strengthen them for retransmission, as on a computer network or in telephone or radio transmission.
5. A student who repeats a course, usually one that has been failed.
6. One who fraudulently votes more than once in a single election.
7. One who has been convicted of wrongdoing more than once, especially for the same offense.

repeater

(rɪˈpiːtə)
n
1. a person or thing that repeats
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Also called: repeating firearm a firearm capable of discharging several shots without reloading
3. (Horology) a timepiece having a mechanism enabling it to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
4. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering a device that amplifies or augments incoming electrical signals and retransmits them, thus compensating for transmission losses
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical Also called: substitute one of three signal flags hoisted with others to indicate that one of the top three is to be repeated

re•peat•er

(rɪˈpi tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that repeats.
2. a firearm that can discharge a number of shots without reloading.
3. a timepiece, esp. a watch, that can strike the hour or part of the hour.
4. a pupil who repeats a failed course.
5. a person who votes illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
6. a person who has been convicted and sentenced for more than one crime; recidivist.
7. a device that receives one- or two-way communications signals in order to amplify and retransmit them.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repeater - a person who repeats; "the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.repeater - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
3.repeater - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloadingrepeater - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
Mauser - trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
4.repeater - (electronics) electronic device that amplifies a signal before transmitting it again; "repeaters can be used in computer networks to extend cabling distances"
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
EE, electrical engineering - the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication
Translations

repeater

[rɪˈpiːtəʳ] N
1. (= watch) → reloj m de repetición; (= rifle) → rifle m de repetición
2. (US) (Jur) → reincidente mf

repeater

n (= gun)Repetier- or Mehrladegewehr nt; (= watch)Repetieruhr f
References in classic literature ?
Danglars' watch, one of Breguet's repeaters, which he had carefully wound up on the previous night, struck half past five.
said the watches of the boys, and the little gilt repeaters on the tails of the cat and pig.
But, worse than all, neither the cats nor the pigs could put up any longer with the behavior of the little repeaters tied to their tails, and resented it by scampering all over the place, scratching and poking, and squeaking and screeching, and caterwauling and squalling, and flying into the faces, and running under the petticoats of the people, and creating altogether the most abominable din and confusion which it is possible for a reasonable person to conceive.
He touched the spring of his repeater, to correct this most preposterous clock.
And his watch is a gold repeater, and worth a hundred pound if it's worth a penny.
One day he noticed an invention of young Scribner's--a telegraph repeater.
What wouldn't we have given then for a repeater apiece
How the repeater of the prayer did cackle and splutter
More--he mortgaged all he possessed against the day of the auction, bought in the trained horses and ponies, the giraffe herd and the performing elephants, and, in six months more was quit of an of them, save the pony Repeater who turned air-springs, at another profit of fifteen thousand dollars.
Vera's watch had disappeared--the old-fashioned gold repeater that had been his father's.
The corner of a small-plaited shirt-frill struggled out, as if insisting to show itself, from between his chin and the top button of his spencer; and the latter garment was not made low enough to conceal a long gold watch-chain, composed of a series of plain rings, which had its beginning at the handle of a gold repeater in Mr Nickleby's pocket, and its termination in two little keys: one belonging to the watch itself, and the other to some patent padlock.
said Mr Nickleby, putting the repeater back in his pocket;