telegraph NOUN a system or device for transmitting messages from a distance along a wire, especially one creating signals by making and breaking an electrical connection.
VERB 1) send a message to by telegraph. 2) send (a message) by telegraph. 3) convey (an intentional or unconscious message) with facial expression or body language.
DERIVATIVES telegrapher noun telegraphist noun telegraphy noun.

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  • telegrapher — noun (C) someone whose job is to send and receive messages by telegraph …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • telegrapher — te·leg·ra·pher …   English syllables

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