a communication link; a communication device
The general enters a communication center…. The aides go back to the com-link system to try to get a line through to the king.
Gillian reached for the comm link, but the carrier wave cut off before she could say another word.
‘I have a certain amount of affection for you, from my years upstairs,’ Josen Rael said crisply over a shielded com-link.
She heard the crackle of a nerve disruptor as she pitched backward into the ravine, stunner and comm link flying from her hands.
You'll have commlink.
Finally she sighed and inserted the bit of silicon into a reader and punched it home. Barely thirty seconds passed before her commlink monitor lit up with the smiling face of Frederick Oranson.
‘I'll see that Commander Quinn gets a secured comm link before she leaves. As a matter of fact,’ he touched his comconsole, ‘Sergeant Barth?’ he spoke into it.
What’s your cleanest com link?
‘Medic!’ The officer was shouting into his commlink.
‘Both officers on board, Captain.’ Ensign Hoffman’s mellifluous voice sounded tinny through her comm link from the transporter room.
Picard adjusted his interior comm-link controls.
He wore, Dieter saw, an earplug commlink, with the thread mike extended to rest beside his lips.
‘Lock closing, now,’ Data called from the Enterprise ’s comlink.
‘Don’t!’ Chief’s voice sounded in their commlinks.
George Lucas, "Star Wars" rough draft
Enoch Forrester submitted a 1983 cite from David Brin's "Startide Rising".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1989 reprint of W.T. Quick's 1989 "Dreams of Flesh and Sand".
Mike Christie located and Doug Rynda verified a 1998 cite from William Keith's "Bolo Rising".
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite for the form "com link" from a 1991 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon's 1990 "Sassinak".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for the form "comm-link" from a 1987 reprint of George Martin's "Loaves and Fishes" in "Tuf Voyaging"; Mike Christie checked the 1985 first magazine appearance and found that it was spelled "com-link" in that version.
Joshua Stratton located cites in an electronic version of a rough draft (dated 5/74) of George Lucas's script for Star Wars. Jesse Sheidlower verified this in a PDF of the original document.
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