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From tele- (far, distant, telegraph) +‎ printer.


teleprinter (plural teleprinters)

  1. (historical) Synonym of teletype, a telegraph that automatically prints transmited messages in letters rather than Morse code or other symbols.
    • 2019, Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler et al., Stalingrad, page 120:
      No matter where they were billeted, the staff officers' reality was unchanging: a dozen telephone numbers, some signals corps pilots and motorcyclists, a signals officer, a teleprinter, a message despatch point, a radio and—laid out on the table—a map of the war, densely covered with blue and red pencil marks.