Meaning of tellograph in English:

tellograph

Pronunciation /ˈtɛləɡrɑːf/ /ˈtɛləɡraf/

noun

historical
  • A semaphore apparatus invented by R. L. Edgeworth (1744–1817), English educational writer and engineer.

    The device consisted of a small number of posts (typically four) placed side by side, each carrying a large black pointer, readily visible from a distance, which could be turned to different angular positions to represent different digits. Different combinations of digits denoted different words according to a prearranged code.

Origin

Late 18th century. Alteration of telegraph after ancient Greek λόγος word.