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Noun: repeater  ri'pee-tu(r)
  1. A person who repeats
    "the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times"
  2. Someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behaviour (especially for the same criminal behaviour)
    - recidivist, habitual criminal
  3. A firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
    - repeating firearm
  4. (electronics) electronic device that amplifies a signal before transmitting it again
    "repeaters can be used in computer networks to extend cabling distances"

Derived forms: repeaters

Type of: crim [Brit, informal], criminal, crook [informal], electronic device, felon, firearm, individual, malefactor [formal], mortal, outlaw, person, piece, small-arm, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Repeater