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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repeater \Re*peat"er\ (-?r), noun 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. (d) A person who votes more than once at an election. [U.S.] (e) See {Circulating decimal}, under {Decimal}. (f) (Naut.) A pennant used to indicate that a certain flag in a hoist of signal is duplicated. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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"

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