Walkie-talkie meaning

wô'kē-tô'kē
A portable battery-powered two-way radio, usually used for short-range communications.
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A hand-held unit consisting of a radio transmitter and receiver, designed to enable voice communication when used as with another such unit.
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A handheld device that provides communications between two or more people using dedicated frequencies over short distances, typically less than a mile. There is no dial-up procedure; it is always on and is activated instantly by pressing a button and talking.Long Distance Walkie TalkieAlways-on communications is also provided by specialized mobile radio (SMR) services for police, taxis and other vehicles. Having acquired numerous SMR operators throughout the U.S., Nextel was noted for combining long distance walkie talkie capability with its cellphone service (see Nextel).
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A portable handheld radio transmitter-receiver invented in 1938 by Al Gross while a high school student in Cleveland, Ohio (United States).The device caught the attention of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The OSS recruited Goss, who then lead the effort to develop the walkie-talkie for clandestine and military uses. Code-named Joan/Eleanor, the first walkie talkie system comprised a ground unit, Joan, and an airborne unit, Eleanor. The system allowed OSS agents behind enemy lines to communicate with aircraft in a manner that virtually defied detection at the time. See also Gross, Al.
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A portable, bi-directional radio transceiver, usually as a pair.
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(rare) A walk and talk.
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