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Telegraph

Meanings and phrases

telegraph

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code); telegraphy

telegraph

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. send cables, wires, or telegrams; cable; wire

telegraph form

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a form to use when sending a telegram

telegraph key

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. key consisting of a lever that sends a telegraph signal when it is depressed and the circuit is closed

telegraph line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the wire that carries telegraph and telephone signals; telephone wire; telephone line; telegraph wire
E.g.
  • By 24 January a telegraph line reached Prahsue.
  • He was a draughtsman on the telegraph line for Darwent & Dalwood.
  • (A physical break in the telegraph line would have the same effect.)

telegraph operator

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who transmits messages by telegraph; telegrapher; telegraphist
E.g.
  • Cody then worked as a telegraph operator for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Her father worked at a steel mill, while her mother worked as a telegraph operator.
  • In the following year, he began work as a telegraph operator for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

telegraph plant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine; semaphore plant; Codariocalyx motorius; Desmodium motorium; Desmodium gyrans

telegraph pole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall pole supporting telephone wires; telephone pole; telegraph post

telegraph post

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall pole supporting telephone wires; telephone pole; telegraph pole

telegraph wire

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the wire that carries telegraph and telephone signals; telephone wire; telephone line; telegraph line

wireless telegraph

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the use of radio to send telegraphic messages (usually by Morse code); radiotelegraph; radiotelegraphy; wireless telegraphy

telegraph office

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Corrour sub post and telegraph office closed on 5 March 1977.
  • Post town and money order and telegraph office, Wangford (R.S.O.)
  • The post and telegraph office, Patna was built in Gothic Revival architectural style.

telegraph lines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He installed the railway telegraph lines between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • The House machine was used on four main American telegraph lines by 1852.
  • His army wrecked of railroad and numerous bridges and miles of telegraph lines.

telegraph cable

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1901 a telegraph cable station was established on Direction Island.
  • The first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid by cable layers in 1857–58.
  • The first submarine telegraph cable started its operation in Gibraltar in 1870.

telegraph station

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the 1890s, it housed a wireless telegraph station.
  • It was briefly the world's most powerful telegraph station.
  • At that time it received a telegraph station and six 16-pounder guns.
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