Pronunciation: (ri-kôr'dur), [key]
1. a person who records, esp. as an official duty.
2. Eng. Law.
a. a judge in a city or borough court.
b. (formerly) the legal adviser of a city or borough, with responsibility for keeping a record of legal actions and local customs.
3. a recording or registering apparatus or device.
4. a device for recording sound, images, or data by electrical, magnetic, or optical means.
5. an end-blown flute having a fipple mouthpiece, eight finger holes, and a soft, mellow tone.
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