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1. A communications system that transmits and receives simple unmodulated electric impulses, especially one in which the transmission and reception stations are directly connected by wires.
2. A message transmitted by telegraph; a telegram.
v. tel·e·graphed, tel·e·graph·ing, tel·e·graphs
1. To transmit (a message) by telegraph.
2. To send or convey a message to (a recipient) by telegraph.
a. To make known (a feeling or an attitude, for example) by nonverbal means: telegraphed her derision with a smirk.
b. To make known (an intended action, for example) in advance or unintentionally: By massing troops on the border, the enemy telegraphed its intended invasion to the target country.
To send or transmit a telegram.

te·leg′ra·pher (tə-lĕg′rə-fər), te·leg′ra·phist (-fĭst) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telegrapher - someone who transmits messages by telegraphtelegrapher - someone who transmits messages by telegraph
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
عامِل التِّلغراف
símritari, loftskeytamaîur
telgraf operatörü


(ˈteligraːf) noun
1. a system of sending messages using either wires and electricity or radio. Send it by telegraph.
2. an instrument for this. Send the message on the telegraph.
1. to send by telegraph. He telegraphed the time of his arrival.
2. to inform by telegraph. He telegraphed us to say when he would arrive.
teˈlegrapher (-ˈle-) , teˈlegraphist (-ˈle-) nouns
a person who operates a telegraph.
teˈlegraphy (-ˈle-) noun
the process, science or skill of sending messages by telegraph.
ˌteleˈgraphic (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective
telegraph pole
a high, wooden pole which supports telegraph wires.
References in classic literature ?
There was the depot, of course; I often went down to see the night train come in, and afterward sat awhile with the disconsolate telegrapher who was always hoping to be transferred to Omaha or Denver, `where there was some life.' He was sure to bring out his pictures of actresses and dancers.
When we reached the spot and unearthed the little box the instrument was quiet, nor did repeated attempts upon the part of our telegrapher succeed in winning a response from the other end of the line.
Not a train ran, not a telegraphic message went over the wires, for the telegraphers and railroad men had ceased work along with the rest of the population.
At the end of the week, as had been prearranged, the telegraphers of Germany and the United States returned to their posts.
In 1883 a few railways used the telephone in a small way, but in 1907, when a law was passed that made telegraphers highly expensive, there was a general swing to the telephone.
An attempt had been made to place army telegraphers in the telegraph offices, but the wires had been cut in every direction.
He started work as a telegrapher and, by the 1860s, had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks.
Torstein Raaby, a telegrapher and Knut Haugland, an explorer.
Arise Educational and Health Foundation (AEHF) distributed schoolbags and certificates among needy students here at Central Telegrapher Office Compound in Karachi.
Applying a transmission line model based on the telegrapher's equations (as typically common in signal integrity considerations, except for when considering extremely high data rates, e.g., Serdes channels), one often-used general expression for the characteristic impedance of a lossy transmission line is:
In 1911, Fetzer's sister Harriet met and married a telegrapher for the Wabash Railroad named Fred Ribble, who taught Fetzer Morse code and introduced him to the newly emerging field of radio.
The Globe had its own radio studio, and it re-broadcast the game; but the newspaper also had Frank Flynn, an experienced telegrapher, ready to step in, just in case WEEI's signal failed (signals that faded in and out were a constant problem in early broadcasting).