- noun a system of sending messages along wires
- noun a scoreboard
Citation ‘The telegraph is generally about ten feet in height and the upper portion, or face, is provided with grooves into which iron plates of about a foot square are inserted’
Citation ‘Half-past six chimed, and two hundred and fifty went up on the telegraph board’
- An obsolescent communication system in which a signal code, such as Morse code, is utilized to send messages to remote locations. Such a system usually uses connected wires, but may alternatively utilize radio waves for transmission. Also called telegraph system.
- To transmit a message using a telegraph (1).
- A message sent via telegraph (1). Its abbreviation is tel. Also called telegraph (3).
- verb to send a message to somebody by telegraph
Information & Library Science
- noun a message sent by telegraphy and then printed on to paper and delivered