The electromagnetic component in a magnetic tape drive which reads and writes magnetic tape as it passes over it. Tape heads need to be cleaned periodically to remove the oxide particles which accumulate on them and can lead to errors.
noun 1. a tape recorder. tape machine noun 1. another word for tape recorder 2. a telegraphic receiving device that records messages electronically or on ticker tape US equivalent ticker
noun, plural tapemen. Surveying. 1. a person who holds and positions a tape in taking measurements.
noun 1. a long, flexible strip or ribbon, as of cloth or metal, marked with subdivisions of the foot or meter and used for measuring. tape measure noun 1. a tape or length of metal marked off in inches, centimetres, etc, used principally for measuring and fitting garments Also called (esp US) tapeline
noun 1. a savoury paste made from capers, olives, and anchovies, with olive oil and lemon juice