videocassette recorder


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videocassette recorder

n.
A VCR.
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VCR

videocassette recorder: an electronic device capable of recording television programs or other signals onto videocassettes and playing them, or prerecorded cassettes, back through a television receiver.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.videocassette recorder - a magnetic tape recorder for recording (and playing back) TV programsvideocassette recorder - a magnetic tape recorder for recording (and playing back) TV programs
tape machine, tape recorder - a magnetic recorder using magnetic tape
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