Full record for three vee n.

Definition a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
OED requirements antedating 1954
Earliest cite J. Blish 'At Death's End'
Comment Looking for 'three vee', 'threevee', 'three-vee', 'ThreeV', '3V', and '3-V'.

Rick Hauptmann submitted a 2002 cite for the form "3V" from R. Garcia y Robertson's "Ring Rats". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for the form "3V" from a reprint of Poul Anderson's "Star Fox"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1965 first magazine appearance. Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for the form "3-V" from a reprint of Frederik Pohl's "The Children of Night"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1964 first magazine appearance. Enoch Forrester submitted a cite for the form "tridee" from Larry Niven's "World of Ptavvs" which Mike Christie discovered to have used the form "threevee" in the original 1965 magazine version. Malcolm Farmer submitted cites for the forms "3V" and "ThreeV" from a 1971 reprint of Poul Anderson's "Industrial Revolution"; Mike Christie checked the 1963 first magazine appearance and found that only the form "3V" appears there. Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1954 cite for the form "3V" from James Blish's "At Death's End"; and a cite for the form "3-V" from a later reprint which Mike Christie verified in a 1957 edition. Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1967 cite for the form "three-V" from James Blish's book adaptation of "Star Trek". Mike Christie submitted a 1963 cite from Poul Anderson's "Industrial Revolution", which was published as by Winston P. Sanders.

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Citations for three vee n.

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1963 Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Sept. 20/1 He wasn't any 3V star himself, he decided as he smeared cream over his face: big, homely, red-haired.
1963 Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Sept. 25/2 But you were home not so long ago. You talked with people, read the news, watched the 3V. Can't you at least give an impression?
1984 D. Brin Practice Effect iv. vi. 72 It was a late-night talk show on the three-vee.