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push-button radio

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n push-button radio a radio receiver that can be tuned by pressing buttons
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Usage

In literature:

Bryce hung up, leaned back on his bed and pushed a button that turned on the radio to a semiclassical program.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
He paused a minute, even picked up the mike, attached by a coiled black cord to the radio, and pushed the red button.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

As I was driving to Trenton yesterday pushing the buttons on my car radio, I came across Judy Collins being interviewed.
In the early days of radio communications, you pushed a button on your microphone to say want you wanted, and then –– usually after saying "over"–– released the button to listen for the reply on the same frequency.
In the early days of radio communications, you pushed a button on your microphone to say want you wanted, and then –– usually after saying "over"–– released the button to listen for the reply on the same frequency .
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