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English definition of “telegraph”

telegraph

noun [U]    /ˈtel·əˌɡræf/
a method of sending and receiving messages by electric signals that was used in the past, or the equipment used to do this telegraph    /ˈtel·əˌɡræf/ verb [T] (also wire) Reporters telegraphed details of the trial to their editors.
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