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Telegraphist   Listen

Someone who transmits messages by telegraph.  Synonyms: telegraph operator, telegrapher.

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"Telegraphist" Quotes from Famous Books

... description of the suspected murderer is available a telegraphist working at Scotland Yard will get it, with the letters "A.S." (all stations) attached. As he taps his instrument the message is automatically ticked out simultaneously at every station ...
— Scotland Yard - The methods and organisation of the Metropolitan Police • George Dilnot

... at the office, and never tried to avoid work which he might have contended, and with good reason, did not belong to him. His obliging disposition was shown by his volunteering to deliver the message which nearly cost him his life. The duty of the telegraphist is very confining, and so exacting that the most rugged health often gives way under it, and persons take to other business before completely broken up. But this debility is often the fault of the ...
— The Telegraph Messenger Boy - The Straight Road to Success • Edward S. Ellis

Words linked to "Telegraphist" :   telegrapher, manipulator, telegraphy, telegraph, operator, telegraph operator

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