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telegraph

noun [U]  us   /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
verb [T]  us   /ˈtel·əˌɡræf/ (also wire)
Reporters telegraphed details of the trial to their editors.
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