telegraph operator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n telegraph operator someone who transmits messages by telegraph
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Usage

In literature:

Telegraph operators eighty dollars to a hundred dollars.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
There was no one in the station save the telegraph operator.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
His visitor he knew to be a discharged telegraph operator of the Great Northern.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
But how could a British telegraph operator be expected to spell Awepesha?
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Ten minutes past the hour, and he was snapping orders to the telegraph operator.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
The railroad was run by telegraphic orders in those days, and so, even at this small station, there was an instrument and an operator.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
These telegraphic operations are very rapid.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
I rushed off to the telegraph operator and gravely made a proposition to him which he received just as gravely.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
Was a telegraph operator and worked at that trade for two years, but lost position on account of bad health.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
There was a young man sending off a message at the little telegraph station, and I overheard the message and the comments of the operator.
"The Galaxy" by Various
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In news:

In 1879, he had apparently gotten sick of working with old technologies, so he left his job as a telegraph operator for Western Union.
Edna Hemphill relives former days as a telegraph operator.
British shipping giant P&O is poised to take over operations at New York's largest container terminal, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
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In science:

Among several problems related to the operation of the telegraphic system there was the problem of the determination of the point of current leakage, a dif´Čücult task because the c able lay on the bottom of the ocean.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
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