Definition of videotape recorder in English:

videotape recorder


  • another term for video recorder
    • ‘The major networks dominated programming until the arrival of cable TV (also color television and videotape recorders) in the 1960s.’
    • ‘The parent company is credited with creating the first practical videotape recorder in 1956.’
    • ‘Rooms are fitted with one-way mirrors, and audio and videotape recorders, to facilitate supervision.’
    • ‘You can't scratch your nose near a gaming table without having it recorded on one of the 900 videotape recorders mounted in racks in a room across the hall.’