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receiver

noun [C]  us   /rɪˈsi·vər/
a piece of equipment that changes radio and television signals into sounds and pictures, or that changes electrical signals into sound: a telephone receiver a stereo receiver In football, a receiver is one of the players who can catch the ball on the team that is trying to score points.
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