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telegraph

  

      n  
1    tape machine     (Stock Exchange)   teleprinter, telex  
2    cable, radiogram, telegram, telex, wire     (informal)  
      vb  
3    cable, send, telex, transmit, wire     (informal)  
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telegraph

  
  ( telegraphs    3rd person present)   ( telegraphing    present participle)   ( telegraphed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Telegraph is a system of sending messages over long distances, either by means of electricity or by radio signals. Telegraph was used more often before the invention of telephones.  
also the N  
2       verb   To telegraph someone means to send them a message by telegraph.  
Churchill telegraphed an urgent message to Wavell...      V n to n  
3       verb   If someone telegraphs something that they are planning or intending to do, they make it obvious, either deliberately or accidentally, that they are going to do it.  
The commission telegraphed its decision earlier this month by telling an official to prepare the order.      V n  


telegraph pole        ( telegraph poles    plural  ) A telegraph pole is a tall wooden pole with telephone wires attached to it, connecting several different buildings to the telephone system.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use telephone pole     

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